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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
Province
Castel del Monte in Andria
Castel del Monte in Andria
Coat of arms of Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
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Map with Barletta-Andria-Trani in Italy
Map with Barletta-Andria-Trani, in red, in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Apulia
Area
 • Total 1,542.95 km2 (595.74 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 393,534
 • Density 255.0530/km2 (660.5842/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70051-70001-70100
Telephone prefix 0883, 080
Vehicle registration BT
ISTAT 110
Website Official website

The Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani (Italian: Provincia di Barletta-Andria-Trani) is a province in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. The capital is shared by three cities: Barletta, Andria and Trani. The province borders the Adriatic Sea.

History

It was created from 10 municipalities (comuni), which were formerly in the provinces of Bari (7 municipalities) and Foggia (3 municipalities), taking its name from the three cities which share the new administrative functions of the province.

Geography

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The province of Barletta-Andria-Trani is in the central part of Apulia and has an area of 1,542.95 km2 (596 sq mi).

The province borders to the northwest by the province of Foggia, to the north and northeast by the Adriatic Sea, to the east with the Metropolitan City of Bari, to the south by province of Potenza (Basilicata region).

The main river of the province, and of the Apulia region, is the Ofanto river, that flows into the Adriatic Sea between Margherita di Savoia and Barletta.

The highest point in the province is Monte Caccia, 679 m (2,228 ft) high; it is in the Altopiano delle Murge, a karstic plateau of rectangular shape in southern Italy.

Population

As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 393,534 persons (194402 males and 199,132 females) living in the province, for a population density of 255.1 inhabitants/km².

Administration

The province has 10 comuni.

Comune Population Area
(km²)
Altitude
(m)
Andria 100,440 402.89 151
Barletta 94,814 149.35 15
Bisceglie 55,422 69.25 16
Canosa di Puglia 30,294 150.93 105
Margherita di Savoia 11,974 35.70 1
Minervino Murge 9,032 257.41 429
San Ferdinando di Puglia 13,987 41.23 68
Spinazzola 6,621 184.01 435
Trani 56,217 103.41 7
Trinitapoli 14,217 148.77 5

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