Province of Foggia

Province of Foggia
Palazzo Dogana, the provincial seat.
Palazzo Dogana, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Foggia in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Foggia in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentNicola Gatta
 • Total7,007.54 km2 (2,705.63 sq mi)
(30 April 2017)
 • Total627,102
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix0881
Vehicle registrationFG

The Province of Foggia (Italian: Provincia di Foggia [ˈfɔddʒa]; Foggiano: provìnge de Fogge) is a province in the Apulia (Puglia) region of southern Italy.

This province is also known as Capitanata, originally Catapanata, because during the Middle Ages it was governed by a catepan, as part of the Catepanate of Italy. Its capital is the city of Foggia.


The province of Foggia can be divided in two parts: the one centered in its capital Foggia called Tavoliere and the other one that represents the spur of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula called Gargano.

The Tavoliere is an important agricultural area: grapefruit, olives, durum wheat and tomato are the chief products. It is also called "the granary of Italy" because of its important production of wheat.

The Gargano is a peninsula partly mountainous and partly covered by a forest, Foresta Umbra with vegetation typical of Central Europe, the only lasting part in Italy of the ancient Black Forest. Allegedly[weasel words] its name comes from the word ombra (shadow) because of its thickness that prevents the light to enter in contrast with the typical flora. The coast of Gargano is rich in beaches and touristic facilities. In the north are two major salt lakes Lesina and Varano. It is also important for the production of olives, olive oil and both mountain and sea typical food products.

Other Languages
العربية: مقاطعة فودجا
Bân-lâm-gú: Foggia Séng
brezhoneg: Proviñs Foggia
čeština: Provincie Foggia
Ελληνικά: Φότζα (επαρχία)
Esperanto: Provinco Foggia
한국어: 포자현
հայերեն: Ֆոջա (գավառ)
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Foggia
עברית: פוג'ה (נפה)
Basa Jawa: Provinsi Foggia
latviešu: Fodžas province
magyar: Foggia megye
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Foggia
Nederlands: Foggia (provincie)
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Foggia
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Foggia (provinsiya)
پنجابی: ضلع فوگیا
Simple English: Province of Foggia
slovenčina: Foggia (provincia)
slovenščina: Foggia (pokrajina)
српски / srpski: Фођа (округ)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Foggia (provincija)
Tagalog: Foggia
tarandíne: Provinge de Fogge
Türkçe: Foggia ili
українська: Фоджа (провінція)
Tiếng Việt: Foggia (tỉnh)
中文: 福賈省