Uggiano la Chiesa

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Uggiano la Chiesa
Comune di Uggiano la Chiesa
Mother Church of Uggiano
Mother Church of Uggiano
Coat of arms of Uggiano la Chiesa
Coat of arms
Uggiano la Chiesa is located in Italy
Uggiano la Chiesa
Uggiano la Chiesa
Location of Uggiano la Chiesa in Italy
Coordinates: 40°06′N 18°27′E / 40.100°N 18.450°E / 40.100; 18.450
ProvinceLecce (LE)
 • MayorGiuseppe Salvatore Piconese
 • Total14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation77 m (253 ft)
Population (30 September 2017)
 • Total4,488
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code73020
Dialing code0836
Patron saintSt. Mary Magdelene
Saint dayJuly 22
WebsiteOfficial website

Uggiano la Chiesa (Salentino: Uššànu) is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Mother Church, finished in 1775.
  • Tower of the Angel
  • Crypt of St. Helena, a Byzantine church with remains of the original frescoes.
  • Crypt of Archangel Michael, dating to the 13th-14th centuries.

About 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) outside the town is the menhir of San Giovanni Malcantone, standing at more than 4 metres (13 ft).

Twin towns[edit]

  • Italy Atrani, Italy, since July 2006