San Giovanni Rotondo

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San Giovanni Rotondo
Comune
Comune di San Giovanni Rotondo
St. Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel
St. Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel
Coat of arms of San Giovanni Rotondo
Coat of arms
San Giovanni Rotondo is located in Italy
San Giovanni Rotondo
San Giovanni Rotondo
Location of San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy
Coordinates: 41°42′N 15°44′E / 41.700°N 15.733°E / 41.700; 15.733Coordinates: 41°42′N 15°44′E / 41.700°N 15.733°E / 41.700; 15.733
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Foggia (FG)
Frazioni Matine
Area
 • Total 259.62 km2 (100.24 sq mi)
Elevation 565 m (1,854 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)[1]
 • Total 26,442
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Sangiovannesi, Sangiovannari (dialect)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71013
Dialing code 0882
Patron saint John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia, Puglia region, southern Italy. In 2006 it had a population of 26,442.

San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. The Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church was built in devotion to the saint and dedicated on 1 July 2004. The city is renowned for its hospital and medical-research centre Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza (Home for the Relief of the Suffering) founded by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

The nearby Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel is also the site of Catholic pilgrimages and was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1987.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

San Giovanni Rotondo is twinned with:

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

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