Carovigno

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Carovigno
Comune di Carovigno
The State Natural Preserve of Torre Guaceto.
The State Natural Preserve of Torre Guaceto.
Coat of arms of Carovigno
Coat of arms
Location of Carovigno
Carovigno is located in Italy
Carovigno
Carovigno
Location of Carovigno in Italy
Carovigno is located in Apulia
Carovigno
Carovigno
Carovigno (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°42′N 17°40′E / 40.700°N 17.667°E / 40.700; 17.667
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceBrindisi (BR)
FrazioniPantanagianni, Serranova, Specchiolla, Torre Santa Sabina
Government
 • MayorMassimo Lanzillotti
Area
 • Total106.62 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Elevation
172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total17,120
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carovignesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72012
Dialing code0831
Patron saintMaria S.Sma di Belvedere, Sts. James and Philip
Saint dayMonday, Tuesday and Saturday after Easter
WebsiteOfficial website

Carovigno (Carovignese: Carvìgni; Latin: Carbina) is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. The country around, in the Upper Salento, is renowned for the production of high quality olive oil.

Physical and political geography[edit]

Carovigno is on the northern part of Salento.

It is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level, 7 kilometres (4 miles) from the Adriatic and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Brindisi.

Nearest towns are Ostuni, 5 kilometres (3 mi) away, San Vito dei Normanni at 6 kilometres (4 mi) and San Michele Salentino at 10 kilometres (6 mi).

Main sights[edit]

  • The Dentice di Frasso Castle which dominates the old town. It was built in the 14th-15th century.
  • Castle of Serranova
  • Santa Sabina Tower and Guaceto Tower, two coastal watchtowers built in the 16th century
  • Home of the renowned Cavaliere della Repubblica Teodosio Iaia, who is also the author of the book "Vi racconto una storia"

International relations[edit]

Carovigno is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "AllCorfu.Com: Corfu's Twin Cities". allcorfu.com. Retrieved 25 February 2010.

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