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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare
Comune di Polignano a Mare
Arms of Polignano
Coat of arms
Polignano a Mare is located in Italy
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Location of Polignano a Mare in Italy
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Bari (BA)
Frazioni Casello Cavuzzi, Chiesa Nuova, San Vito and a part of Triggianello
 • Mayor Domenico Vitto (PD)
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population [1]
 • Total 16,294
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Polignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70044
Dialing code 080
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Polignano a Mare (Italian: ; Peghegnéne in Bari dialect) is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. The local economy mostly depends on tourism, agriculture and fishing.


  • History 1
  • Twin towns 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The area has been settled since prehistoric times, evidenced by archaeological excavations in the locality of Santa Barbara. It is believed to be the site of the ancient Greek city of Neapolis of Apulia, not mentioned by any extant records but attested by many coins. Remains of the Roman domination include the bridge on the Via Traiana. The former cathedral includes works by the sculptor Stefano of Putignano. In the frazione of San Vito is a massive Benedictine abbey.

Twin towns


  1. ^ Population from Istat

External links

  • Media related to Polignano a Mare at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website

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