San Nicandro Garganico

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San Nicandro Garganico
Sannicandro Garganico
Comune
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
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceFoggia (FG)
Government
 • MayorCostantino Ciavarella
Area
 • Total173.36 km2 (66.93 sq mi)
Elevation224 m (735 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total15,388
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sannicandresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code71015
Dialing code0882
Patron saintSts. Nikander, Marcian and Daria; Virgin Mary
Saint day17 June, 8 December
WebsiteOfficial 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