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Taranto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtaːranto] ( listen); early Italian: Tarento frae Laitin: Tarentum;[1] Auncient Greek: Τάρᾱς Tarās; Modren Greek: Τάραντας Tarantas; Tarantino "Tarde") is a coastal ceety in Apulia, Soothren Italy. It is the caipital o the Province o Taranto an is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base.[2]

Taranto
Comune
Comune di Taranto
The Aragon Castle
The Aragon Castle
Coat o airms o Taranto
Coat o airms
Taranto is locatit in Italy
Taranto
Taranto
Location o Taranto in Italy
Coordinates: 40°28′N 17°14′E / 40.467°N 17.233°E / 40.467; 17.233Coordinates: 40°28′N 17°14′E / 40.467°N 17.233°E / 40.467; 17.233
Kintra Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Taranto (TA)
Frazioni Talsano, Lido Azzurro, Lama, San Vito, San Donato
Aurie
 • Total 209.64 km2 (80.94 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (Aprile 2012)
 • Tot 200,154
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tarantini or Tarentini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74121-74122-74123
Dialin code (+39)099
Patron saunt Saunt Catald o Taranto
Saunt day Mey 10
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Twin tounsEedit

Taranto is twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

  1. Eric Partridge, Origins: a short etymological dictionary of modern English, p. 695
  2. "Port of Taranto". World Port Source. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. "Day of Twin between Taranto and Sparta". 24 Jul 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. "Taranto twinned with Brest". 23 Jul 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  5. "Twin Cities and city-partners in Donetsk". Retrieved 18 March 2012.