Toritto

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Toritto
Comune di Toritto
Location of Toritto
Toritto is located in Italy
Toritto
Toritto
Location of Toritto in Italy
Toritto is located in Apulia
Toritto
Toritto
Toritto (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
FrazioniQuasano, Altaserra
Government
 • MayorPasquale Regina
Area
 • Total75.35 km2 (29.09 sq mi)
Elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Population
 (1 September 2016)[2]
 • Total8,475
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torittesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70020
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Roch, Madonna delle Grazie
Saint dayAugust 16
WebsiteOfficial website

Toritto (Barese: Trìtt or Torìtte) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy.

It lies in an agricultural area, growing mainly almond and olive trees, about 20 km from the Adriatic Sea.

History[edit]

The origins of the city are uncertain, but they probably date to around 800 AD, although the first document testifying to the existence of Toritto is from 1069. A parish existed in 1171.

Main sights[edit]

  • Torre dell'Orologio (Watchotwer), with a 1564 inscription.
  • Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), built in 1410 and entitled to St. Nicholas.
  • Chiesa della Madonna della Stella, erected before 1092.

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.

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