Triggiano

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Triggiano
Comune
Comune di Triggiano
Triggiano is located in Italy
Triggiano
Triggiano
Location of Triggiano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°4′N 16°55′E / 41.067°N 16.917°E / 41.067; 16.917Coordinates: 41°4′N 16°55′E / 41.067°N 16.917°E / 41.067; 16.917
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Bari (BA)
Area
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (30 June 2008)[1]
 • Total 27,404
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Triggianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70019
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Maria SS. della Croce
Saint day Third Sunday in September
Website Official website

Triggiano is a small town (comune) in the southern part of the province of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy. It lies a few miles inland from the port of Bari on the Adriatic Sea.

Overview[edit]

The town originated in the 14th century around a "university". The "Rione Ponte" or Bridge quarter, so named for the moving bridge that allowed access to the town, retains medieval structures. Among the landmarks in the town are:

  • Santa Maria Veterana hypogeum near the "Rione Ponte".
  • Lama San Giorgio zone.
  • San Lorenzo church in the grotto.
  • Madonna della Croce church with its frescoes
  • Rione Ponte

In 2006, the population of Triggiano was around 30,000 persons. Triggiano is well connected to the Bari downtown via "Sud-Est" railways and buses. Triggiano has important communities of emigrants in the United States and Venezuela. The city is a sister city of Addison, Illinois, in the United States.

During the "Madonna della Croce" city remembrance, immigrates from US and from Venezuela use to come back to visit, or to show their children, their origin. Exiles would donate money in honor of the "Madonna della Croce". This commemoration take place on the 3rd week end of September.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT

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