|Residents||15,752 (Dec 31, 2019)|
|Population density||54 inhabitants / km²|
|Patron saint||Thomas Becket|
Palazzo Comunale in Mottola
From the end of the 11th century until 1818 Mottola was the seat of a suffragan diocese of Taranto , then it was united with the diocese of Castellaneta . In 1968 it was used as the titular bishopric of Motula .
In 1102 the place was destroyed in a popular uprising.
To the south of the village is the Palagiano-Mottola station on the Bari – Taranto railway line , and to the north was the San Basilio-Móttola station , which was abandoned when the new line went into operation in 1997.
Sons and daughters of the place
- Umberto Montanaro (born September 26, 1904 in Mottola, † October 28, 1967 in Lugano ), musician, composer, head of the Civica Filarmonica of Lugano
- Enzo Lippolis (1956–2018), classical archaeologist
- Official site comune.mottola.ta.it (Italian)
- Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
- Railway Italy and Slovenia / Atlante ferroviario d'Italia e Slovenia . Schweers + Wall 2010. ISBN 978-3-89494-129-1 , p. 81.
- Umberto Montanaro (Italian) on http://www.ricercamusica.ch/dizionario/index.html (accessed on: October 27, 2017.)