Taranto

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Taranto
Comune
Comune di Taranto

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): city ​​of two seas, Ionic capital.
Taranto is located in Italy
Taranto
Location of Taranto in Italy
Coordinates: 40°28′21″N 17°14′01″E / 40.4725°N 17.2336°E / 40.4725; 17.2336Coordinates: 40°28′21″N 17°14′01″E / 40.4725°N 17.2336°E / 40.4725; 17.2336
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Taranto (TA)
Frazioni Talsano, Lido Azzurro, Lama, San Vito
Government
 • Mayor Ippazio Ezio Stefàno
Area
 • Total 217 km2 (84 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 201,349
 • Density 927.9/km2 (2,403/sq mi)
Demonym Tarantini or Tarentini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74100
Dialing code 099
Patron saint San Cataldo
Saint day May 10

Taranto is a city in the Apulia region of Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto. 201,349 people live there. Taranto also has a large port.