Province of Lecce

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Province of Lecce
Province
Map highlighting the location of the province of Lecce in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Lecce in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Apulia
Capital(s) Lecce
Comuni 97
Government
 • President Antonio Maria Gabellone
Area
 • Total 2,759 km2 (1,065 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 814,495
 • Density 300/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73001-73100
Telephone prefix 0832, 0833, 0836
Vehicle registration LE
ISTAT 075
Torre Sant'Andrea

The Province of Lecce (Italian: Provincia di Lecce) is a province in the Apulia region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Lecce. Totally included in the Salento peninsula, it is the second most populous province in Apulia and the twenty-first most populous in Italy.

It has an area of 2,759 square kilometres (1,065 sq mi) and a total population of 814,495 (2012). There are 97 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province, see Comunes of the Province of Lecce. As of 2009, the main communes by population were:[1]

Commune Population
Lecce 94,949
Nardò 31,195
Galatina 27,317
Copertino 24,452
Gallipoli 21,038
Casarano 20,593
Tricase 17,832
Galatone 15,850
Maglie 14,982
Trepuzzi 14,702
Squinzano 14,636
Surbo 14,494
Veglie 14,337
Leverano 14,177
Monteroni di Lecce 13,895
Taviano 12,698
Taurisano 12,682
Carmiano 12,307
Ugento 12,076
Cavallino 11,995
Matino 11,814
Lizzanello 11,376
Campi Salentina 10,925
Racale 10,806

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). demo.istat.it. 2009-12-30. 

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Coordinates: 40°21′7.24″N 18°10′8.9″E / 40.3520111°N 18.169139°E / 40.3520111; 18.169139