Minervino Murge

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Minervino Murge
Comune di Minervino Murge
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Coat of arms of Minervino Murge
Coat of arms
Minervino Murge is located in Italy
Minervino Murge
Minervino Murge
Location of Minervino Murge in Italy
Coordinates: 41°6′N 16°5′E / 41.100°N 16.083°E / 41.100; 16.083
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Barletta-Andria-Trani (BT)
 • Mayor Mario Gennaro Superbo
 • Total 255.38 km2 (98.60 sq mi)
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 9,528
 • Density 37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Minervinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 76013
Dialing code 0883
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel
Saint day 29 September

Minervino Murge is a town and comune in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and region of Apulia in southern Italy, lying on the western flank of the Murgia Barese mountain chain. It is 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of Canosa di Puglia and 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of Spinazzola, in the Alta Murgia National Park.

The town's economy is based mainly on agriculture and herding. The karstic geology of the area has conditioned its main crops: grapes, olives, wheat and almonds.

Main sights[edit]

  • The medieval Cathedral, mostly rebuilt in later centuries
  • The castle (14th century), later remade as a palazzo
  • The Baroque church of the Immacolata Concezione
  • A 15th century tower

Not far are the Caves of Altamura.

Twin towns[edit]

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