Squinzano

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Squinzano
Comune
Comune di Squinzano
Piazza San Nicola Squinzano.jpg
Coat of arms of Squinzano
Coat of arms
Squinzano is located in Italy
Squinzano
Squinzano
Location of Squinzano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°26′N 18°3′E / 40.433°N 18.050°E / 40.433; 18.050
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Casalabate
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Marra
Area
 • Total 29.78 km2 (11.50 sq mi)
Elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 14,100
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Squinzanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 73018
Dialing code 0832
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Website Official website

Squinzano (Salentino: Schinzànu) is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is the twelfth-most populous city in the province of Lecce.

Squinzano is also a specific area within the Apulian wine region. Squinzano DOC is produced in red and rosé versions, and is obtained principally from the Negro Amaro grape, with a small addition of Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and Malvasia Nera di Lecce.[2]

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