|Comune di Veglie|
|• Mayor||Claudio Paladini|
|• Total||61.35 km2 (23.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2017)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. John the Baptist|
|Saint day||24 June|
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.
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".
- Population from ISTAT
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