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Italian NamePuglia
Region CoaRegione Puglia-Stemma.png
Coa Size50px
FlagFlag of Apulia.png
Largest CityBari
Area Rank7th
Area Percent6.4
Pop Rank7th
Pop Percent6.8
Pop Date01-01-2011
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita16,900
GDP Cap Year2008
LeaderNichi Vendola
Leader PartySEL

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Apulia (from Greek Ἀπουλία; in -itˈpuʎʎapron (Demonym: Pugliese)) is a region in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its most southern portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region comprises 19345 sqkm, and its population is about 4.1 million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the southwest. It neighbors Greece and Albania, across the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, respectively. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.

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