Laterza

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Laterza
Comune
Comune di Laterza
Laterza Apulia.jpg
Laterza is located in Italy
Laterza
Laterza
Location of Laterza in Italy
Coordinates: 40°38′N 16°48′E / 40.633°N 16.800°E / 40.633; 16.800Coordinates: 40°38′N 16°48′E / 40.633°N 16.800°E / 40.633; 16.800
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Taranto (TA)
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco Lopane
Area
 • Total 159 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (5 December 2007)
 • Total 15,500
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Laertini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74014
Dialing code 099
Patron saint Maria SS. Mater Domini
Saint day May 20
Website Official website

Laterza is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, part of the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

The Laterza culture, or Laterza-Cellino San Marco culture, is an Eneolithic culture of Apulia and Basilicata, in southern Italy. It takes its name from the tombs discovered in the locality of Laterza, near Taranto, and Cellino San Marco, near Brindisi.

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