Carmiano

Carmiano (Salentino: Carmianu) is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Carmiano is in the heart of the province of Lecce and Salento. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the Ionian Sea (Porto Cesareo) and 16 kilometres (10 mi) west of the Adriatic Sea (San Cataldo).

Carmiano
Comune di Carmiano
Location of Carmiano
Carmiano is located in Italy
Carmiano
Carmiano
Location of Carmiano in Italy
Carmiano is located in Apulia
Carmiano
Carmiano
Carmiano (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°20′45″N 18°2′45″E / 40.34583°N 18.04583°E / 40.34583; 18.04583Coordinates: 40°20′45″N 18°2′45″E / 40.34583°N 18.04583°E / 40.34583; 18.04583
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniMagliano
Government
 • MayorGiancarlo Mazzotta
Area
 • Total23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (13 March 2017)[3]
 • Total12,146
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carmianoti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73041
Dialing code0832
Patron saintMadonna Nostra and St. Vitus
Saint day17 August
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The commune is located in the area called the Valle della Cupa or the Cupa Valley and is situated northwest of the Salentino cape. The terrain is mainly flat and features olive crops as well as fruits and vegetables along with cattle and others.

Bounding communes are Arnesano, Novoli and Veglie.

HistoryEdit

The origin of the communal name probably comes from the colour "carminium" (red). Another possibility is that it came from a name of the Roman Centurion "Carminius" who was assigned to the Roman Senate; the land at the time was in the area of Salento.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ http://demo.istat.it/pop2015/index.html