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).
|Comune di Carmiano|
|• Mayor||Giancarlo Mazzotta|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||33 m (108 ft)|
(13 March 2017)
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Madonna Nostra and St. Vitus|
|Saint day||17 August|
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.
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.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT".