|Comune di Ugento|
|Coordinates: 39°55′38″N 18°09′41″E / 39.92722°N 18.16139°E|
|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|
Ugento (Salentino: Ušèntu) is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, Apulia, southern Italy. It has a small harbour on the Gulf of Taranto of the Ionian Sea.
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.
Economy is mostly based on agriculture (wine and olives), fishing, shepherding, food processing and tourism.
- ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.