Polignano a Mare

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Polignano a Mare
Comune di Polignano a Mare
Skyline of Polignano a Mare
Arms of Polignano
Coat of arms
Location of Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is located in Italy
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Location of Polignano a Mare in Italy
Polignano a Mare is located in Apulia
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°00′N 17°13′E / 41.000°N 17.217°E / 41.000; 17.217
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
FrazioniCasello Cavuzzi, Chiesa Nuova, San Vito and a part of Triggianello
Government
 • MayorDomenico Vitto
Area
 • Total63.09 km2 (24.36 sq mi)
Elevation
24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total18,022
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Polignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70044
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint dayJune 15
WebsiteOfficial website

Polignano a Mare (Italian: [poliɲˈɲaːno a mˈmaːre]; Barese: Peghegnéne [pəɡəɲˈɲeːnə]) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. The local economy mostly depends on tourism, agriculture and fishing.

History[edit]

The area has been settled since prehistoric times, evidenced by archaeological excavations in the locality of Santa Barbara. It is believed to be the site of the ancient Greek city of Neapolis of Apulia, not mentioned by any extant records but attested by many coins. Remains of the Roman domination include the bridge on the Via Traiana. The former cathedral includes works by the sculptor Stefano of Putignano. In the frazione of San Vito is a massive Benedictine abbey.

Twin towns[edit]

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

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