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Bari

Italian city, capital of the Apulia region

Bari (Italian: Bari; Bari dialect: Bare; Latin: Barium; [Barion] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a city in southern Italy. Bari is the capital of Bari Provence and of the Apulia Region. The city itself has a population of about 320,475, as of 2011, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area has a million inhabitants. It is the second biggest city in southern Italy (after Naples).

Bari
Comune di Bari
A collage of Bari, Top left:Swabian Castle, Top right:Night in Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bottom left:Ferrarese Square, Bottom upper light:Bari University in Rossi street, Bottom lower right:View of Punta Perotti seaside area
A collage of Bari, Top left:Swabian Castle, Top right:Night in Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bottom left:Ferrarese Square, Bottom upper light:Bari University in Rossi street, Bottom lower right:View of Punta Perotti seaside area
Coat of arms of Bari
Coat of arms
Location of Bari
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Coordinates: 41°07′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.86667°E / 41.12528; 16.86667Coordinates: 41°07′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.86667°E / 41.12528; 16.86667
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceBari (BA)
Government
 • MayorMichele Emiliano (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total117.39 km2 (45.32 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total323,370
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Baresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70121-70132
Dialing code080
Patron saintSaint Nicholas
Saint dayMay 8
WebsiteOfficial website

During World War II there was an air raid on Bari. It was called the "Little Pearl Harbor".

Contents

GeographyEdit

QuartersEdit

Municipality Quarters
I Palese Macchie & Santo Spirito-Catino-San Pio
II San Paolo & Stanic
III Picone & Poggiofranco
IV Carbonara-Santa Rita, Ceglie del Campo & Loseto
V Japigia, Torre a Mare & San Giorgio
VI Carrassi, San Pasquale & Mungivacca
VII Madonnella
VIII Libertà & Marconi-San Girolamo-Fesca
IX Murat & San Nicola

Shown above are the twenty quarters of Bari: these twenty neighbourhoods or "quartiere" as they are known, are further divided into nine governmental community boards.[4]

ClimateEdit

Bari has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification) with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Snowfall is rare. During the summer of 2008 temperatures reached as high as 42 °C (108 °F).

Climate data for Bari
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
12.7
(54.9)
14.7
(58.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.2
(72.0)
25.8
(78.4)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
25.4
(77.7)
21.0
(69.8)
17.1
(62.8)
13.5
(56.3)
19.9
(67.9)
Average low °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
5.3
(41.5)
6.7
(44.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
16.6
(61.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55.0)
9.1
(48.4)
6.4
(43.5)
11.5
(52.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50.8
(2.00)
57.2
(2.25)
52.1
(2.05)
47.4
(1.87)
36.7
(1.44)
32.0
(1.26)
27.0
(1.06)
39.3
(1.55)
62.0
(2.44)
64.6
(2.54)
54.1
(2.13)
63.0
(2.48)
586.2
(23.07)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.3 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.1 4.5 2.6 3.7 5.1 6.4 6.7 8.2 71.3
Average relative humidity (%) 77 74 72 68 68 65 64 65 68 72 76 78 71
Source: Servizio Meteorologico[5]

Twin towns—Sister citiesEdit

Bari is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ‘City’ population (i.e. that of the comune or municipality) from demographic balance: January–April 2009, ISTAT.
  4. "Quartieri". Palapa.it. 8 January 2008.
  5. "Bari". Servizio Meteorologico. 18 August 2012.
  6. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved 2010-02-10.

Other websitesEdit