Trinitapoli

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Trinitapoli
Comune
Comune di Trinitapoli
Trinitapoli is located in Italy
Trinitapoli
Trinitapoli
Location of Trinitapoli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°21′N 16°6′E / 41.350°N 16.100°E / 41.350; 16.100Coordinates: 41°21′N 16°6′E / 41.350°N 16.100°E / 41.350; 16.100
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Barletta-Andria-Trani (BT)
Frazioni Ofantino
Government
 • Mayor Ruggero Di Gennaro
Area
 • Total 147.62 km2 (57.00 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 14,426
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Casalini or Trinitapolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71049
Dialing code 0883
Patron saint Santo Stefano and Maria Santissima di Loreto
Website Official website

Trinitapoli is a town and comune in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

A few kilometres from the town are the ruins of Salapia (later called Salpia and Salpi), which was already a bishopric by 314, when its bishop Pardus took part in the Council of Arles. The town flourished from the 11th to the 13th centuries but its later decline was sealed when the episcopal see was suppressed in 1547 and its territory united to that of Trani.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ On the history of the diocese see Pietro di Biase, Puglia medievale e insediamenti scomparsi. La vicenda di Salpi, Fasano, 1985, pp. 233-254; Pasquale Corsi, Pietro di Biase, Documenti vaticani relativi alla diocesi di Salpi (1237-1544), Trinitapoli, 1994; the entry "Salpi" by Pietro di Biase in Cronotassi, iconografia ed araldica dell'episcopato pugliese, Bari, 1986