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Comune di Bari
Coat of arms of Bari
Coat of arms
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceBari (BA)
Government
 • MayorMichele Emiliano (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total116 km2 (45 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total320,475
 • Density2,763/km2 (7,155/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70121-70132
Patron saintSaint Nicholas
Saint dayMay 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Bari (Italian: Bari; Bari dialect: Bare; Latin: Barium; Ancient Greek: Barion) is a city in southern Italy. Bari is the capital of Bari Provence and of the Apulia Region. The city itself has a population of about 320,475, as of 2011, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area counts 2 million inhabitants. It is the second biggest city in southern Italy (after Naples).

Geography

Quarters

Quarters of Bari
Municipality Quarters
I Palese Macchie & Santo Spirito-Catino-San Pio
II San Paolo & Stanic
III Picone & Poggiofranco
IV Carbonara-Santa Rita, Ceglie del Campo & Loseto
V Japigia, Torre a Mare & San Giorgio
VI Carrassi, San Pasquale & Mungivacca
VII Madonnella
VIII Libertà & Marconi-San Girolamo-Fesca
IX Murat & San Nicola

Shown above are the twenty quarters of Bari: these twenty neighbourhoods or "quartiere" as they are known, are further divided into nine governmental community boards.[2]

Climate

Bari enjoys a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot, dry summers. Snowfall in winter is possible. During the summer of 2008 temperatures reached as high as 42 °C (108 °F).

Climate data for Bari
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
12.7
(54.9)
14.7
(58.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.2
(72)
25.8
(78.4)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
25.4
(77.7)
21.0
(69.8)
17.1
(62.8)
13.5
(56.3)
19.93
(67.87)
Average low °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
5.3
(41.5)
6.7
(44.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
16.6
(61.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55)
9.1
(48.4)
6.4
(43.5)
11.54
(52.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.8
(2)
57.2
(2.252)
52.1
(2.051)
47.4
(1.866)
36.7
(1.445)
32.0
(1.26)
27.0
(1.063)
39.3
(1.547)
62.0
(2.441)
64.6
(2.543)
54.1
(2.13)
63.0
(2.48)
586.2
(23.079)
Humidity 77 74 72 68 68 65 64 65 68 72 76 78 70.6
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.3 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.1 4.5 2.6 3.7 5.1 6.4 6.7 8.2 71.3
Source: Servizio Meteorologico[3]

Twin towns—Sister cities

Bari is twinned with:

References

  1. ‘City’ population (i.e. that of the comune or municipality) from demographic balance: January–April 2009, ISTAT.
  2. "Quartieri". Palapa.it. 8 January 2008. http://www.palapa.it/palapadnn/Quartieri/tabid/23/Default.aspx.
  3. "Bari". Servizio Meteorologico. 18 August 2012. http://clima.meteoam.it/viewClino.php?type=File&station=270&name_station=Bari.
  4. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. http://www.gzwaishi.gov.cn/Item/3970.aspx. Retrieved 2010-02-10.

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