Peschici

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Peschici
Comune
Comune di Peschici
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Coat of arms of Peschici
Coat of arms
Peschici is located in Italy
Peschici
Peschici
Location of Peschici in Italy
Coordinates: 41°57′N 16°1′E / 41.950°N 16.017°E / 41.950; 16.017
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Foggia (FG)
Frazioni Manaccora, San Nicola
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Tavaglione
Area
 • Total 48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Highest elevation 378 m (1,240 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,411
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Peschiciani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71010
Dialing code 0884
Patron saint St. Elijah
Saint day 20 July
Website Official website

Peschici is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Famous seaside resorts, its territory belongs to the Gargano National Park and to the Gargano Mountain Community.

Geography[edit]

Peschici is situated on the north-eastern coast of Gargano promontory, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of San Menaio, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Rodi Garganico, and 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Vieste. The town sits over a karst spur facing the sea, with a height of more than 100 metres (330 ft); the territory features a number of coastal watch towers. Flora includes sectors of Mediterranean shrubland and, in the inner areas, Aleppo pines.

The lexicographer Giacomo Micaglia was born in Peschici.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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