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Comune di Bari
A collage o Bari
A collage o Bari
Coat of airms o Bari
Coat airms
Bari is located in Italy
Location o Bari in Italy
Coordinates: 41°07′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.86667°E / 41.12528; 16.86667
ProvinceBari (BA)
 • MayorMichele Emiliano (Democratic Pairty)
 • Total116 km2 (45 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total320,475
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code080
Patron sauntSaunt Nicholas
Saunt dayMay 8
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Bari Aboot this soondlisten  (Bari dialect: Bàre; frae Laitin: Barium) is the caipital ceety o the province o Bari an o the Apulie (or, in Italian, Puglia) region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the seicont maist important economic centre o mainland Soothren Italy efter Naples, an is weel kent as a port an university ceety, as well as the ceety o Saunt Nicholas. The ceety itsel haes a decreasin population o aboot 320,000, ower 116 km², while the fast-growin urban aurie coonts 653,028 inhabitants ower 203 km². Anither 500,000 fowk live in the metropolitan aurie.

Bari is made up o fower different urban sections. Tae the north is the closely biggit auld toun on the peninsula atween twa modren harbours, wi the splendid Basilica o Saunt Nicholas, the Cathedral o San Sabino (1035–1171) an the Swabian Castle biggit for Frederick II, which is nou an aa a major nichtlife destrict. Tae the sooth is the Murat quarter (erectit bi Joachim Murat), the modren hert o the ceety, which is laid oot on a rectangular grid-plan wi a promenade on the sea an the major shoppin destrict (the via Sparano an via Argiro).

Modren residential zones surroond the centre o Bari, the result o chaotic development durin the 1960s an 1970s replacin the auld suburbs that haed developed alang roads splaying ootwards frae gates in the ceety walls. In addition, the ooter suburbs hae developed rapidly durin the 1990s. The ceety haes a redeveloped airport named efter Pape John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, wi connections tae several European ceeties.

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  1. ‘City’ population (i.e. that of the comune or municipality) from demographic balance: January–April 2009[deid airtin], ISTAT.

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