Salice Salentino

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Salice Salentino
Comune di Salice Salentino
Location of Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino is located in Italy
Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino
Location of Salice Salentino in Italy
Salice Salentino is located in Apulia
Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°23′N 17°58′E / 40.383°N 17.967°E / 40.383; 17.967Coordinates: 40°23′N 17°58′E / 40.383°N 17.967°E / 40.383; 17.967
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniAvetrana (TA), Campi Salentina, Guagnano, Nardò, San Pancrazio Salentino (BR), Veglie
Area
 • Total59.87 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,253
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Salicesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73015
Dialing code0832
ISTAT code075065
Patron saintFrancis of Assisi
Saint daySecond Sunday of October
WebsiteOfficial website

Salice Salentino is a small town and comune in the southern part of Apulia, Italy, in the Salento area. It is bounded with the province of Taranto to the northwest and the province of Brindisi to the north.

Coat of arms[edit]

Its coat of arms features a tree in the middle of a shield and a golden crown on top.

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Population History[edit]

Year Population
1861 3,412
1871 4,158
1881 4,774
1901 6,027
1911 6,686
1921 6,727
1931 7,454
1936 8,306
1951 9,600
1961 9,567
1971 9,198
1981 9,017
1991 8,771
2001 8,484

The population grew until the 1951 census, after the increasing trend, the population fell slowly mainly by emigration to other parts of Italy.

History[edit]

Founded by the prince Raimondo Orsini Del Balzo in the end of the 14th century, Salice Salentino owes its name to the willow trees that once used to grow and populate its muddy, clay soil. The prince constructed his residence, the "Casa del Re" (House of the King). It was later owned by the baron Zurlo in 1485. It was passed on to the marquis Albricci, Enriquez, prince of Squinzano, Filomarini, duke of Cutrofiano and della Torre.

Economy[edit]

Its main economy is agriculture in the olive and wine industry.

It is famous for its own wine, Salice Salentino.

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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