Apricena

Apricena (Foggiano: La Prucìne) is an Apulian town in the province of Foggia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from its provincial capital, Foggia, Italy, and a few kilometres inland from the Adriatic Sea.

Apricena
Comune di Apricena
The Castle of Apricena.
The Castle of Apricena.
Coat of arms of Apricena
Coat of arms
Location of Apricena
Apricena is located in Italy
Apricena
Apricena
Location of Apricena in Italy
Apricena is located in Apulia
Apricena
Apricena
Apricena (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°46′N 15°26′E / 41.767°N 15.433°E / 41.767; 15.433Coordinates: 41°46′N 15°26′E / 41.767°N 15.433°E / 41.767; 15.433
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceFoggia (FG)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Potenza
Area
 • Total172.51 km2 (66.61 sq mi)
Elevation
73 m (240 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total13,246
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Apricenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
71011
Dialing code0882
Patron saintCrowned Mary
Saint dayLast Sunday in May
WebsiteOfficial website

This territory is mainly plain, cultivated with olives, cereals and wine. The economy is focused on quarrying the local rock, the Stone of Apricena, and exporting it to Germany, Japan, and China.

HistoryEdit

Apricena developed from the summer residence of the Emperor Frederick II.

Main sightsEdit

  • Baronial Palace (Palazzo baroniale, commonly known as Torriolo)
  • The clocktower (Torre dell'orologio)
  • Mother Church of St. Martin and Lucy
  • The abandoned Monastery of San Giovanni in Piano, where Pope Celestine V fled after renouncing his papacy.
  • The ruins of Frederick II's castle, at Castelpagano.

Twin townsEdit

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)