Cagnano Varano

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Cagnano Varano
Comune
Comune di Cagnano Varano
The Altar of St Michael the Archangel, in the grotto named after him
The Altar of St Michael the Archangel, in the grotto named after him
Coat of arms of Cagnano Varano
Coat of arms
Cagnano Varano is located in Italy
Cagnano Varano
Cagnano Varano
Location of Cagnano Varano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°50′N 15°46′E / 41.833°N 15.767°E / 41.833; 15.767
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Foggia (FG)
Frazioni Porto di Capojale, Bagno di Varano, San Nicola Imbuti
Government
 • Mayor Paolino Claudio Costanzucci
Area
 • Total 158.83 km2 (61.32 sq mi)
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,697
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cagnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71010
Dialing code 0884
Patron saint Michael the Archangel, Catald
Saint day 8 May, 10 May
Website Official website

Cagnano Varano is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It occupies a commanding position above the Lago di Varano, and is part of the Gargano National Park. The economy is mostly based on agriculture, fishing and tourism.

Sights include the karstic grotto of San Michele, which has been frequented since the Old Stone Age. It is now consecrated as a Roman Catholic chapel.

References[edit]

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

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