San Nicandro Garganico

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San Nicandro Garganico
Sannicandro Garganico
Comune
Comune di San Nicandro Garganico
SNG. Palazzo Fioritto e Chiesa di Santa Maria del Borgo.JPG
Coat of arms of San Nicandro Garganico
Coat of arms
San Nicandro Garganico is located in Italy
San Nicandro Garganico
San Nicandro Garganico
Location of San Nicandro Garganico in Italy
Coordinates: 41°50′N 15°34′E / 41.833°N 15.567°E / 41.833; 15.567
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Foggia (FG)
Government
 • Mayor Piero Paolo Gualano
Area
 • Total 172.65 km2 (66.66 sq mi)
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (30 June 2012)[1]
 • Total 15,805
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Sannicandresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71015
Dialing code 0882
Patron saint San Nicandro, San Marciano, Santa Daria, B.V. Maria Immacolata
Saint day 17 June, 8 December
Website Official website

San Nicandro Garganico (known until 1999 as Sannicandro Garganico) is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

The comune is bordered by those of Apricena, Cagnano Varano, Lesina, Poggio Imperiale and San Marco in Lamis.

In the 1945, about 30 Italian members of a tiny Protestant sect converted to Judaism. Most of the gerim emigrated to Israel, although some remain today.

Main sights[edit]

  • The 16th century collegiate church, often incorrectly called "Cathedral"
  • Church of San Giorgio in Terravecchia
  • Aragonese-Norman Castle
  • Remains of the Roman villa at Sant'Annea

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to San Nicandro Garganico at Wikimedia Commons