Province of Bari

Province of Bari
Bari Harbour
Bari Harbour
Coat of arms of Province of Bari
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Bari in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Bari in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Apulia
Capital(s) Bari
Comuni 41
 • Total 5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi)
 • Total 1,261,954
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix 080, 0883
Vehicle registration BA

The Province of Bari (Italian: Provincia di Bari) was a province in the Apulia region of Italy. Its capital was the city of Bari.

It has an area of 5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi), and a total population of 1,594,109 (2005). On 1 January 2015 it was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Bari.

List of comuni


The arable land in the former province of Bari is exploited with the cultivation of olive and grapes but also cherries, peaches, and almonds. From that agricultural activity is derived olive oil, wine and table grapes.[1] Bitonto is especially noted for its extra virgin olive oil, and Corato, Coratina and Giovinazzo are along notable producing areas. The centers of wine production are mainly concentrated in Gravina and Ruvo di Puglia, in the north of Bari, and Adelfia, Noicattaro, Rutigliano and Locorotondo, in the south of Bari. Also important is the production of cherries; the Apulian red is especially prevalent in the countryside of Turi and Putignano.[2]


  1. ^ Lago, Enrico Dal (2005). Agrarian Elites: American Slaveholders and Southern Italian Landowners, 1815–1861. LSU Press. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-8071-3087-2.
  2. ^ Rivista di frutticoltura e di ortofloricoltura (in Italian). Grupo Giornalistico Edagricole. 1997. p. 20.

Coordinates: 41°7′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.86667°E / 41.12528; 16.86667