Province of Bari

The Province of Bari (Italian: provincia di Bari, Neapolitan: pruvincia 'e Bari, Barese: provinge de Bare) was a province in the region of Apulia, Italy. Its capital was the city of Bari.

Province of Bari
Bari Harbour
Bari Harbour
Coat of arms of Province of Bari
Map highlighting the location of the province of Bari in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Bari in Italy
Country Italy
 • Total5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi)
 • Total1,261,954
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix080, 0883
Vehicle registrationBA

It has an area of 5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi), and a total population of 1,594,109 (2005). On 1 January 2015 it was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Bari.

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The arable land in the former province of Bari is exploited with the cultivation of olive and grapes but also cherries, peaches, and almonds. From that agricultural activity is derived olive oil, wine and table grapes.[1] Bitonto is especially noted for its extra virgin olive oil, Corato, with its own autochthonous variety "Coratina", and Giovinazzo are along notable producing areas. The centers of wine production are mainly concentrated in Gravina and Ruvo di Puglia, in the north of Bari, and Adelfia, Noicattaro, Rutigliano and Locorotondo, in the south of Bari. Also important is the production of cherries; the Apulian red is especially prevalent in the countryside of Turi and Putignano.[2]


  1. ^ Lago, Enrico Dal (2005). Agrarian Elites: American Slaveholders and Southern Italian Landowners, 1815–1861. LSU Press. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-8071-3087-2.
  2. ^ Rivista di frutticoltura e di ortofloricoltura (in Italian). Grupo Giornalistico Edagricole. 1997. p. 20.

Coordinates: 41°7′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.86667°E / 41.12528; 16.86667