Place:Puglia, Italy

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NamePuglia
Alt namesApulia
Le Pugliesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Pugliasource: Wikipedia
TypeRegion
Coordinates41.25°N 16.25°E
Located inItaly     (1860 - )
Contained Places
Province
Bari
Barletta-Andria-Trani ( 2009 - )
Brindisi
Foggia
Lecce
Taranto
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Apulia 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 , 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, respectively. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano. Its capital city is Bari.

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