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Italian comune
Official nameComune di Taranto
ProvinceTaranto (TA)
MayorIppazio Stefàno
Total Area80.9 sq mi (209.64 km2)
Total Population191810 (31 December 2010)
DemonymTarantini or Tarentini
Elevation49.2 ft (15 m)
Patron saintSaint Catald of Taranto
Saint dayMay 10
Area code(+39)099

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Taranto (-itˈtaːranto-It-Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base.

It is the third-largest continental city of Southern Italy: according to 2010 estimates, it has a population of about 190,000.

Taranto is an important commercial and military port. It has well-developed steel and iron foundries, oil refineries, chemical works, some shipyards for building warships, and food-processing factories.

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