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Bari

Bare  (Neapolitan)
Comune di Bari
A collage of Bari, Top left: Swabian Castle, Top right: Night in Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bottom left: Ferrarese Square, Bottom upper right: Bari University in Andrea da Bari street, Bottom lower right: View of Punta Perotti seaside area
A collage of Bari, Top left: Swabian Castle, Top right: Night in Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bottom left: Ferrarese Square, Bottom upper right: Bari University in Andrea da Bari street, Bottom lower right: View of Punta Perotti seaside area
Flag of Bari
Flag
Coat of arms of Bari
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Area
 • Total 117 km2 (45 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)
 • Total 326,799
 • Density 2,793/km2 (7,234/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barese
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70121-70132
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Saint Nicholas
Saint day December 6

Bari (Italian: Bari; Bari dialect: Bare; Latin: Barium; Ancient Greek: Barion) is a city in southern Italy. Bari is the capital of Bari Provence and of the Apulia Region. The city itself has a population of about 320,475, as of 2011, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area has a million inhabitants. It is the second biggest city in southern Italy (after Naples).

During World War II there was an air raid on Bari. It was called the "Little Pearl Harbor".

Geography

Quarters

Quarters of Bari
Municipality Quarters
I Palese Macchie & Santo Spirito-Catino-San Pio
II San Paolo & Stanic
III Picone & Poggiofranco
IV Carbonara-Santa Rita, Ceglie del Campo & Loseto
V Japigia, Torre a Mare & San Giorgio
VI Carrassi, San Pasquale & Mungivacca
VII Madonnella
VIII Libertà & Marconi-San Girolamo-Fesca
IX Murat & San Nicola

Shown above are the twenty quarters of Bari: these twenty neighbourhoods or "quartiere" as they are known, are further divided into nine governmental community boards.

Climate

Bari has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification) with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Snowfall is rare. During the summer of 2008 temperatures reached as high as 42 °C (108 °F).

Climate data for Bari
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
12.7
(54.9)
14.7
(58.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.2
(72)
25.8
(78.4)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
25.4
(77.7)
21.0
(69.8)
17.1
(62.8)
13.5
(56.3)
19.93
(67.87)
Average low °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
5.3
(41.5)
6.7
(44.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
16.6
(61.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55)
9.1
(48.4)
6.4
(43.5)
11.54
(52.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.8
(2)
57.2
(2.252)
52.1
(2.051)
47.4
(1.866)
36.7
(1.445)
32.0
(1.26)
27.0
(1.063)
39.3
(1.547)
62.0
(2.441)
64.6
(2.543)
54.1
(2.13)
63.0
(2.48)
586.2
(23.079)
Humidity 77 74 72 68 68 65 64 65 68 72 76 78 70.6
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.3 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.1 4.5 2.6 3.7 5.1 6.4 6.7 8.2 71.3
Source: Servizio Meteorologico

Twin towns—Sister cities

Bari is twinned with:

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