Apulia Region

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Apulia Region (Puglia)

Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers (7,469 sq mi), and its population is about 4.1 million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the southwest. It neighbors Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro, across the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano. Its capital city is Bari.

Provinces (Province)

Apulia consists of a metropolitan city and five provinces, as follows:

Locations of provinces of Apulia.
Province Number of Comuni Population Area
Web site
Metropolitan City of Bari 41 1,261,243 3,825 Bari
Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani 10 392,969 1,543 Barletta-Andria-Trani
Province of Brindisi 20 397,524 1,861 Brindisi
Province of Foggia 61 629,484 7,008 Foggia
Province of Lecce 96 802,807 2,799 Lecce
Province of Taranto 29 584,517 2,467 Taranto

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