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Metropolitan City of Bari
Città metropolitana di Bari
Metropolitan City
Harbour of Bari
Harbour of Bari
Map with the Metropolitan City of Bari in Italy
Map with the Metropolitan City of Bari, in red, in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Apulia
Area
 • Total 3,862.88 km2 (1,491.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 1,263,820
 • Density 327.1704/km2 (847.367/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70001–70100
Telephone prefix 080, 0883
Vehicle registration BA
ISTAT 072
Website Official website

The Metropolitan City of Bari (Italian: Città Metropolitana di Bari) is a metropolitan city in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. Its capital, and of the Apulia region, is the city of Bari.

It replaced the Province of Bari and includes the city of Bari and some forty other municipalities (comuni). It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by the Law 56/2014. It has been operative since January 1, 2015.

Geography

The Metropolitan City of Bari is in the central part of Apulia and has an area of 3,862.88 km2 (1,491 sq mi).

The Metropolitan City is bordered on the east by the Adriatic Sea, to the northwest by Basilicata (province of Potenza), to the north by the province of province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, to the west with Basilicata (province of Matera), to the southeast by the province of province of Brindisi and to the south with the province of Taranto.

Population

As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 1,263,820 persons living in the province, for a population density of 327.2 inhabitants/km².

Administration

The province has 41 comuni. The comuni with more people living in them (more than 30,000) areː

Comune Population. Area
(km²)
Altitude
(m)
Bari 326,344 117.39 5
Altamura 70,396 431.38 467
Molfetta 59,874 58.97 15
Bitonto 55,540 174.34 118
Monopoli 49,133 157.89 9
Corato 48,312 169.35 232
Gravina in Puglia 43,872 384.74 338
Modugno 38,515 32.24 79

The largest comune is Altamura, with 431.38 km2 (167 sq mi) and the smallest is Cellamare, with 5.91 km2 (2 sq mi). The comune with fewest inhabitants is Poggiorsini, with 1,450 inhabitants.

Related pages

  • List of comuni of the Metropolitan City of Bari

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