Tricase is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento traditional region. In Tricase have Cardinale Giovanni Panico General Hospital.

Tricase
Comune di Tricase
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Coat of arms of Tricase
Location of Tricase
Tricase is located in Italy
Tricase
Tricase
Location of Tricase in Italy
Tricase is located in Apulia
Tricase
Tricase
Tricase (Apulia)
Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniDepressa, Lucugnano, Tutino, Caprarica, Sant'Eufemia, Tricase porto, Marina serra
Government
 • MayorCarlo Chiuri
Area
 • Total43.64 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[2]
 • Total17,621
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tricasini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73039, 73030 the frazioni
Dialing code0833
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint day15 June
WebsiteOfficial website

The area that is in between Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca is part of the Regional Natural Coastal Park of "Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase" wanted by the Apulia Region in 2008. This territory has numerous natural and historical attractions such as Ciolo, which is a rocky cove.

HistoryEdit

Tricase is the site of a castle and of a Quercia Vallonea, an oak which is amongst the oldest trees in Italy, dating from the 13th century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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