Morciano di Leuca

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Morciano di Leuca
Comune di Morciano di Leuca
Mother Church of Morciano di Leuca
Mother Church of Morciano di Leuca
Coat of arms of Morciano di Leuca
Coat of arms
Location of Morciano di Leuca
Morciano di Leuca is located in Italy
Morciano di Leuca
Morciano di Leuca
Location of Morciano di Leuca in Italy
Morciano di Leuca is located in Apulia
Morciano di Leuca
Morciano di Leuca
Morciano di Leuca (Apulia)
Coordinates: 39°51′N 18°19′E / 39.850°N 18.317°E / 39.850; 18.317
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniBarbarano del Capo, Marina di Torre Vado
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Picci
Area
 • Total13.57 km2 (5.24 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,247
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Morcianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73040
Dialing code0833
WebsiteOfficial website

Morciano di Leuca is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

History[edit]

The origins of Morciano di Leuca probably go back to the 9th century AD, with the destruction of the city by the Saracens. In 1190 King Tancredi of Sicily gave Sinibaldo Sambiasi the fief of Morciano, which remained under his family until the 13th century. Later it was acquired by other barons, including Walter VI of Brienne (1335).

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. ^ Population from ISTAT