Salice Salentino

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Salice Salentino
Comune di Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino is located in Italy
Salice Salentino
Salice Salentino
Location of Salice Salentino in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Lecce (LE)
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (November 2008)[1]
 • Total 8,827
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Salicesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 73015
Dialing code 0832
ISTAT code 075065
Patron saint Francis of Assisi
Saint day Second Sunday of October
Website Official 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.


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.


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

It is famous for its own wine, Salice Salentino.


  1. ^ Population from ISTAT

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