Sannicandro di Bari

Sannicandro di Bari (Barese: Sannecàndre) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy.

Sannicandro di Bari
Comune di Sannicandro di Bari
Church of Maria Assunta.
Church of Maria Assunta.
Coat of arms of Sannicandro di Bari
Location of Sannicandro di Bari
Sannicandro di Bari is located in Italy
Sannicandro di Bari
Sannicandro di Bari
Location of Sannicandro di Bari in Italy
Sannicandro di Bari is located in Apulia
Sannicandro di Bari
Sannicandro di Bari
Sannicandro di Bari (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°0′N 16°48′E / 41.000°N 16.800°E / 41.000; 16.800
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Giannone
Area
 • Total56.79 km2 (21.93 sq mi)
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2015)[2]
 • Total9,982
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
DemonymSannicandresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70028
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sightsEdit

The main attraction of Sannicandro is the Hohenstaufen-Norman castle, located in the centre of the city. It is composed of two structures one within the other: the first one was built by the Byzantines in 916, with a line of walls in stone with six quadrangular towers. After the Norman conquest of Bari in 1071, the castle was restored. During the reign in Sicily of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1198-1250), the structure was adapted for use as a castle.

Other sights include:

  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Monumento ai caduti

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sannicandro di Bari at Wikimedia Commons