Veglie

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Veglie
Comune
Comune di Veglie
Veglie is located in Italy
Veglie
Veglie
Location of Veglie in Italy
Coordinates: 40°20′N 17°58′E / 40.333°N 17.967°E / 40.333; 17.967Coordinates: 40°20′N 17°58′E / 40.333°N 17.967°E / 40.333; 17.967
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Lecce (LE)
Area
 • Total 61.35 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (30 November 2008)[1]
 • Total 14,337
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym Vegliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73010
Dialing code 0832
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Veglie is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Veglie is 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Lecce and 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of the sea, the Gulf of Taranto.

Civil parrishes[edit]

Bounding communes[edit]

Population History[edit]

Year Population
1861 2,259
1871 2,303
1881 2,708
1901 3,441
1911 3,773
1921 4,577
1931 5,467
1936 6,332
1951 8,434
1961 10,194
1971 11,085
1981 12,650
1991 13,639
2001 14,022
2004 14,227
Madonna of Favana's Crypt 
The new door 
the new Town hall 

History[edit]

Veglie was founded around the 10th century. Veglie was a small village.

The tomb founded in Via Novoli in 1957 dates back to the Messapic times it is displayed in a provincial museum. Regarding the name, Francesco Ribezzo think that the origin of the name comes from the pre-Messapic "vel" of the Mediterranean origin meaning "elevation".

Economy[edit]

Its main industry are agriculture which features olive and wine production and manufacturers. Ice cream is also produced in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT