San Nicandro Garganico

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San Nicandro Garganico
Sannicandro Garganico
Comune di San Nicandro Garganico
SNG. Palazzo Fioritto e Chiesa di Santa Maria del Borgo.JPG
Coat of arms of San Nicandro Garganico
Coat of arms
San Nicandro Garganico is located in Italy
San Nicandro Garganico
San Nicandro Garganico
Location of San Nicandro Garganico in Italy
Coordinates: 41°50′N 15°34′E / 41.833°N 15.567°E / 41.833; 15.567
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Foggia (FG)
 • Mayor Piero Paolo Gualano
 • Total 173.36 km2 (66.93 sq mi)
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total 15,388
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sannicandresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71015
Dialing code 0882
Patron saint Sts. Nikander, Marcian and Daria; Virgin Mary
Saint day 17 June, 8 December
Website Official website

San Nicandro Garganico (Pugliese: Sànde Lecàndre) known until 1999 as Sannicandro Garganico) is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

The comune is bordered by those of Apricena, Cagnano Varano, Lesina, Poggio Imperiale and San Marco in Lamis.

In 1945, about 30 Italian members of a tiny catholic sect converted to Judaism. Most of the gerim emigrated to Israel, although some remain today.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • The 16th century collegiate church, often incorrectly called "Cathedral"
  • Church of San Giorgio in Terravecchia
  • Aragonese-Norman Castle
  • Remains of the Roman villa at Sant'Annea

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Hirsch, Adam (9 November 2010). "Convertito". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to San Nicandro Garganico at Wikimedia Commons