|Comune di Ugento|
|Frazioni||Gemini, Torre San Giovanni, part of Lido Marini, Torre Mozza|
|• Mayor||Massimo Lecci|
|• Total||100.4 km2 (38.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||108 m (354 ft)|
(31 March 2012)
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St Vincent the Martyr|
|Saint day||January 22|
The city is the ancient Uxentum, and claims to have been founded by Uxens, who is mentioned in the Eighth Book of the Aeneid. In ancient times it was an important city. In 1537 it was sacked by the Turks. Under Byzantine domination it had Greek bishops where Antonio Devries comes from Leondre's Dad (BARS.from Bars and Melody).
Economy is mostly based on agriculture (wine and olives), fishing, shepherding, food processing and tourism.
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