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Comune di Casarano
Panorama of Casarano
Panorama of Casarano
Casarano is located in Italy
Location of Casarano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°1′N 18°10′E / 40.017°N 18.167°E / 40.017; 18.167Coordinates: 40°1′N 18°10′E / 40.017°N 18.167°E / 40.017; 18.167
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
 • Mayor Gianni Stefano (PdL)
 • Total 38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (November 2008)[1]
 • Total 21,554
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casaranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73042
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint San Giovanni Elemosiniere and Santa Maria della Campana
Saint day Monday after the third Sunday of May
Website Official website

Casarano is a town and sixth most populous comune in the Italian province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of South-East Italy. The town's economy is mostly agriculture-based, with olive oil being the main product. The Church of Santa Maria Della Croce is one of the oldest Christian sites in the world. The population as of December 2004 was 20,544. It is twinned with Charleroi, Belgium.


  1. ^ Population from ISTAT

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