Veglie

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Veglie
Comune
Comune di Veglie
Veglie is located in Italy
Veglie
Veglie
Location of Veglie in Italy
Coordinates: 40°20′N 17°58′E / 40.333°N 17.967°E / 40.333; 17.967Coordinates: 40°20′N 17°58′E / 40.333°N 17.967°E / 40.333; 17.967
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Lecce (LE)
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Paladini
Area
 • Total 61.35 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total 13,947
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vegliesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 73010
Dialing code 0832
ISTAT code 075092
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Veglie (Salentino: Eje) is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Veglie is 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Lecce and 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of the sea, the Gulf of Taranto. It is bounded by the comuni of Campi Salentina, Carmiano, Leverano, Nardò, Novoli and Salice Salentino.

History[edit]

Veglie was founded around the 10th century.

The tomb founded in Via Novoli in 1957, dating back to the Messapic times, it is displayed in a provincial museum. Regarding the name, Francesco Ribezzo think that the origin of the name comes from the pre-Messapic "vel" of the Mediterranean origin meaning "elevation".

Economy[edit]

Its main industry are agriculture, which features olive and wine production and manufacturers. Ice cream is also produced in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT