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
RegionApulia
Capital(s)Foggia
Comuni61
Government
 • PresidentNicola Gatta
Area
 • Total7,007.54 km2 (2,705.63 sq mi)
Population
 (30 April 2017)
 • Total627,102
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
71100
Telephone prefix0881
Vehicle registrationFG
ISTAT071

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 Daunia (after Daunians, a Iapygian pre-Roman tribe living in the territory) or else 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.

Geography

The province of Foggia can be divided in three parts: one centered in its capital Foggia called Tavoliere, another sided along the Apennines named Daunian Mountains and the third one representing 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.

Daunian Mountains lie along the border with Molise and Campania. Scattered with small villages only, the mountains are mostly covered by forests and pastures, with the main produce being hams and caciocavallo cheese. Faetar, a francoproveçal dialect, is spoken in two villages: Faeto and Celle di San Vito.

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)
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