Apulia

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Apulia (/əˈpliə/ ə-POO-lee-ə), also known by its Italian name Puglia (pronounced [ˈpuʎʎa]),[4][lower-alpha 1] is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers (7,469 sq mi), and its population is about four million people.

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Apulia
Coordinates: 41°N 16°E
CountryItaly
CapitalBari
Government
  BodyCouncil
  PresidentMichele Emiliano (PD)
Area
  Total19,358 km2 (7,474 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)
  Total4,063,888
  Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s)English: Apulian
Italian: Pugliese
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeIT-75
GDP (nominal)€76.6 billion (2018)[1]
GDP per capita€19,000 (2018)[2]
HDI (2018)0.845[3]
very high · 18th of 21
NUTS RegionITF
Websiteregione.puglia.it
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It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the southwest. Its chief town is Bari.