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Monteparano (Italy)
Country Italy
region Apulia
province Tarent  (TA)
Coordinates 40 ° 27 '  N , 17 ° 25'  E Coordinates: 40 ° 27 '0 "  N , 17 ° 25' 0"  E
height 135  m slm
surface 3.0 km²
Residents 2,340 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 780 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 74020
prefix 099
ISTAT number 073018
Popular name Monteparanesi
Patron saint Kajetan von Thiene , Cosmas and Damian , Josef von Nazaret (August 7, September 26, March 19)
Website Monteparano

Monteparano (in the local dialect: Muntiparanu ) is a south-eastern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 2340 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Taranto in Apulia . The municipality is located about 15 kilometers east-southeast of Taranto in Salento . Monteparano is part of the Unione dei Comuni di Montedoro .


In the years 1460/61 the troops of the Prince of Albania , Georg Kastriota, called Skanderbeg , destroyed the "Casali" (plural of "Casale"; Italian name for a house or a group of houses in the country) in the province of Taranto , their feudal lords were allied with the rebel Giovanni Antonio Orsini del Balzo , last Prince of Taranto , against the Spanish King of Naples, Ferdinand I , from the House of Aragon.

After the victory, Skanderbeg returned home with some of the troops, while a large part of the troops received permission to settle in Apulia, where they founded "Albania Salentina" (Salentine Albania).


The Strada Statale 7ter Appia runs through the municipality .

Web links

Commons : Monteparano  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Vincenza Musardo Talò: Il Casale di Monteparano. accessed on November 20, 2016 (Italian)
  3. Pasquale Pandolfini: Albania e Puglia: vicende storiche, political e religious fra le due sponde dell'Adriatico . In: Biblos . tape 14 , no. 28 , 2007, pp. 85 (Italian).