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Taranto

Italian comune

Taranto is a city in the Apulia region of Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto. The population is 201,349. Taranto also has a large port.

Taranto
Comune di Taranto
Colonne Doriche.JPG
Coat of arms of Taranto
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
city ​​of two seas, Ionic capital.
Location of Taranto
CountryItaly
RegionPuglia
ProvinceTaranto (TA)
FrazioniTalsano, Lido Azzurro, Lama, San Vito
Government
 • MayorIppazio Ezio Stefàno
Area
 • Total249.86 km2 (96.47 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total198,283
 • Density790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tarantini or Tarentini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
74100
Dialing code099
Patron saintSan Cataldo
Saint dayMay 10
Websitewww.comune.taranto.it


  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.