Faggiano is a town and comune in the province of Taranto in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Faggiano is member of the Unione dei Comuni di Montedoro, established in September 2002. Faggiano was historically an Arbëreshë settlement. After the inhabitants abandoned the Albanian Greek Orthodox faith they assimilated into the local population.[3]

Faggiano
Comune di Faggiano
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Location of Faggiano
Faggiano is located in Italy
Faggiano
Faggiano
Location of Faggiano in Italy
Faggiano is located in Apulia
Faggiano
Faggiano
Faggiano (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°25′N 17°23′E / 40.417°N 17.383°E / 40.417; 17.383Coordinates: 40°25′N 17°23′E / 40.417°N 17.383°E / 40.417; 17.383
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceTaranto (TA)
FrazioniSan Crispieri
Government
 • MayorAntonio Cardea
Area
 • Total21.06 km2 (8.13 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[2]
 • Total3,539
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
DemonymFaggianotti or Faggianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
74020
Dialing code099
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint day19 March
WebsiteOfficial website

Physical geographyEdit

The town is mainly located along a hill. It is from 20 to 147 metres (66 to 482 ft) above sea level. The town is on the southern side of Monte Doro, a not so high hill part of Murgia and partially covered by a pinewood.

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
  3. ^ P. Bruni, ed. (2004). Arbëreshë: cultura e civiltà di un popolo. p. 33. ISBN 9788824020091.