San Giorgio Ionico

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San Giorgio Ionico
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San Giorgio Ionico (Italy)
San Giorgio Ionico
Country Italy
region Apulia
province Tarent  (TA)
Coordinates 40 ° 27 '  N , 17 ° 22'  E Coordinates: 40 ° 27 '0 "  N , 17 ° 22' 0"  E
height 75  m slm
surface 23 km²
Residents 14,789 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 643 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 74027
prefix 099
ISTAT number 073024
Popular name Sangiorgesi
Patron saint Georg (April 23)
Website San Giorgio Ionico

San Giorgio Ionico is a southern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 14,789 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Taranto in Apulia . The municipality is located in northern Salento , about 10 kilometers east of Taranto .


The beginnings of the place are in pre-Christian times. Settlement remains from the 3rd century BC indicate a necropolis. The origin of today's place is to be sought in the Middle Ages, when refugees from Taranto sought refuge from the Saracens here . The place was first mentioned in a document, however, only in 1522; Albanian settlers had probably already come here 100 years earlier under the impression of Skanderbeg .


State road 7 leads through the village from Taranto to Grottaglie (this is the last section of the Via Appia ) or as state road 7 ter to Manduria . The Strada Statale 603 also leads to Francavilla Fontana .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.