Polignano a Mare

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Polignano a Mare
Comune
Comune di Polignano a Mare
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Arms of Polignano
Coat of arms
Polignano a Mare is located in Italy
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Location of Polignano a Mare in Italy
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
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation24 m (79 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total18,024
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Polignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code70044
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. ^ Population from Istat

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