Putignano

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For the civil parish of Teramo, see Putignano (Teramo).
Putignano
Comune
Comune di Putignano
Coat of arms of Putignano
Coat of arms
Putignano is located in Italy
Putignano
Putignano
Location of Putignano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°51′N 17°7′E / 40.850°N 17.117°E / 40.850; 17.117
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Bari
Frazioni Bacano, Chiancarosa, Gorgo di Mola, Marchione, Parco Grande, San Michele, San Michele in Monte Laureto, San Pietro Piturno
Government
 • Mayor Gianvincenzo Angelini De Miccolis
Area
 • Total 99.11 km2 (38.27 sq mi)
Elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 27,394
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym Putignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70017
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Saint day 3 August
Website Official website

Putignano (Putignàane in Bari dialect) is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy.

Economy[edit]

In the past the economy of the city was principally based on agriculture, but soon the population converted the rural village into an industrial center. Numerous families created many companies from the scratch, in industries such as foods (taralli are one example), wedding and children dresses.

Culture[edit]

Putignano is well known for its Carnival.

It is the oldest (dating to 1394) and longest Italian carnival. It starts the day after Christmas and finishes the day before the ash Wednesday. There are four Carnival parades, three on the last month's Sundays and one in the evening of the last day of carnival, Shrove Tuesday. Since 2005 the Carnival Foundation added a summer parades that usually takes place in July.

The name of the city has also been given to an asteroid, 7665 Putignano, of the solar system.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by Putignano railway station, with regional services to Bari and Martina Franca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT

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