San Marco la Catola

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San Marco la Catola
Comune
Comune di San Marco la Catola
Apulia Molise Campania (2009) 27 (RaBoe).jpg
Coat of arms of San Marco la Catola
Coat of arms
San Marco la Catola is located in Italy
San Marco la Catola
San Marco la Catola
Location of San Marco la Catola in Italy
Coordinates: 41°35′N 14°58′E / 41.583°N 14.967°E / 41.583; 14.967
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Foggia (FG)
Area
 • Total 28.41 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Elevation 686 m (2,251 ft)
Population (1 August 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,139
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Sammarchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71030
Dialing code 0881
Patron saint St. Liberatus Martyr
Saint day 19 August
Website Official website

San Marco la Catola is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

It is a relatively small town built around an ancient medieval castle that still resides in the center of town. The castle has been inhabited by various monarchical leaders in the past, although it is associated most with Duke Pignatelli. The town has a rich history going back to at least the 12th century. It was originally a frontier fort, but over the years a small town was built around it.

Sights include the castle (now in ruins), perhaps dating to the 13th century, and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Josafat (16th century).

References[edit]

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

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