Tricase

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Tricase
Comune
Comune di Tricase
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Coat of arms of Tricase
Coat of arms
Tricase is located in Italy
Tricase
Tricase
Location of Tricase in Italy
Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Depressa, Lucugnano, Tutino, Caprarica, Sant'Eufemia, Tricase porto, Marina serra
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Giuseppe Musarò
Area
 • Total 43.64 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 17,870
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Tricasini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73039, 73030 the frazioni
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint San Vito
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

Tricase is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento traditional region.

History[edit]

Tricase is the site of a castle and of a Quercia Vallonea, an oak which is amongst the oldest trees in Italy, dating from the 13th century.

After World War II, a refugee camp was set up at Tricase, sometimes referred to as Tricase Porto or Tricasi displaced persons camp.

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