Casarano (Salentino: Casaranu) is a town and sixth most populous comune in the Italian province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of South-East Italy. The town's economy is mostly agriculture-based, with olive oil being the main product. The Church of Santa Maria Della Croce is one of the oldest Christian sites in the world.

Casarano
Comune di Casarano
Panorama of Casarano
Panorama of Casarano
Location of Casarano
Casarano is located in Italy
Casarano
Casarano
Location of Casarano in Italy
Casarano is located in Apulia
Casarano
Casarano
Casarano (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°1′N 18°10′E / 40.017°N 18.167°E / 40.017; 18.167Coordinates: 40°1′N 18°10′E / 40.017°N 18.167°E / 40.017; 18.167
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
Government
 • MayorGianni Stefano (PdL)
Area
 • Total38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (13 May 2017)[2]
 • Total20,169
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
DemonymCasaranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73042
Dialing code0833
ISTAT code075016
Patron saintSan Giovanni Elemosiniere and Santa Maria della Campana
Saint dayMonday after the third Sunday of May
WebsiteOfficial website

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Population from ISTAT

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