Tricase

Tricase is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento traditional region. In Tricase have Cardinale Giovanni Panico General Hospital.

Tricase
Comune di Tricase
Dominican convent in Tricase.

Coat of arms
Location of Tricase
Tricase
Location of Tricase in Italy
Tricase
Tricase (Apulia)
Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniDepressa, Lucugnano, Tutino, Caprarica, Sant'Eufemia, Tricase porto, Marina serra
Government
  MayorCarlo Chiuri
Area
  Total43.64 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[2]
  Total17,621
  Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tricasini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73039, 73030 the frazioni
Dialing code0833
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint day15 June
WebsiteOfficial website

History

Tricase is the site of a castle and of a Quercia Vallonea, an oak which is amongst the oldest trees in Italy, dating from the 13th century.


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