Uggiano la Chiesa

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Uggiano la Chiesa
Comune di Uggiano la Chiesa
Mother Church of Uggiano
Mother Church of Uggiano
Coat of arms of Uggiano la Chiesa
Coat of arms
Uggiano la Chiesa is located in Italy
Uggiano la Chiesa
Uggiano la Chiesa
Location of Uggiano la Chiesa in Italy
Coordinates: 40°06′N 18°27′E / 40.100°N 18.450°E / 40.100; 18.450
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Casamassella
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 4,311
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Uggianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73020
Dialing code 0836
Patron saint St. Mary Magdelene
Saint day July 22
Website Official website

Uggiano la Chiesa is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Mother Church, finished in 1775.
  • Tower of the Angel
  • Crypt of St. Helena, a Byzantine church with remains of the original frescoes.
  • Crypt of Archangel Michael, dating to the 13th-14th centuries.

About 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) outside the town is the menhir of San Giovanni Malcantone, standing at more than 4 metres (13 ft).

Twin towns[edit]

  • Italy Atrani, Italy, since July 2006