region of Italy

(Italian: Puglia; Albanian: Pulia; Ancient Greek: Ἀπουλία) is one of the twenty regions of Italy, in southern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Bari.

Flag of Apulia
Coat of arms of Apulia
Anthem: O bella Puglia
Coordinates: 41°0′31″N 16°30′46″E / 41.00861°N 16.51278°E / 41.00861; 16.51278
 • PresidentMichele Emiliano
 • Total19,450.90 km2 (7,510.03 sq mi)
 (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total4,077,166
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
DemonymPugliese (English: Apulian)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€68.9 billion (2006)

Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, has the shape of a high heel on the "boot" of Italy.

Geography change

Apulia is in Southern Italy. It has an area of 19,450.90 km2 (7,510 sq mi).[2] There are 4,077,166 people living in the region, for a density of 209.6.[1]

The region is bordered by Molise to the northwest, Campania to the west, Basilicata to the southwest, the Strait of Otranto and the Ionian Sea to the southeast, the Gulf of Taranto to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to north and to the east.

Provinces change

The region is divided into six provinces:

Province Abbreviation Area (km²) Population[1] Density
Bari BA 3,862.88 1,263,820 327.2 41
Barletta-Andria-Trani BT 1,542.95 393,534 255.1 10
Brindisi BR 1,861.12 398,661 214.2 20
Foggia FG 7,007.54 630,851 90.0 61
Lecce LE 2,799.07 804,239 287.3 97
Taranto TA 2,467.35 586,061 237.5 29

Provinces change

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. "'Puglia" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 1 August 2016.

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