Turi, Apulia

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Turi
Comune di Turi
Location of Turi
Turi is located in Italy
Turi
Turi
Location of Turi in Italy
Turi is located in Apulia
Turi
Turi
Turi (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°58′N 17°07′E / 40.967°N 17.117°E / 40.967; 17.117Coordinates: 40°58′N 17°07′E / 40.967°N 17.117°E / 40.967; 17.117
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
Government
 • MayorOnofrio Resta
Area
 • Total71.4 km2 (27.6 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total13,080
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Turesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70010
Dialing code080
Patron saintSant'Oronzo
Saint dayAugust 26
WebsiteOfficial website

Turi (Turese: Ture [ˈtuːrə]; Ancient Greek: Θυριαι, translit. Thuriai) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy. With a population approaching 12,000, it lies a few miles inland from the town of Polignano A Mare on the Adriatic Sea.

The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime for eleven years (1926-1937), served most his sentence in Turi, and died shortly after he was released.

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.
  3. ^ Population from ISTAT