Brindisi

Brindisi (US: /ˈbrɪndɪzi, ˈbrn-/ BRIN-diz-ee, BREEN-,[3][4] Italian: [ˈbrindizi] (listen); Brindisino: Brìnnisi; Latin: Brundisium; Ancient Greek: Βρεντέσιον, romanized: Brentésion; Messapic: Brunda) is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Historically, the city has played an important role in trade and culture, due to its strategic position on the Italian Peninsula and its natural port on the Adriatic Sea. The city remains a major port for trade with Greece and the Middle East. Its industries include agriculture, chemical works, and the generation of electricity.

Brindisi
Brìnnisi  (Sicilian)
Brentésion  (Greek)
Comune di Brindisi
The Roman pillar marking the end of the ancient Via Appia in Brindisi
Location of Brindisi
Brindisi
Location of Brindisi in Italy
Brindisi
Brindisi (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°38′N 17°56′E
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceBrindisi (BR)
FrazioniTuturano
Government
  MayorRiccardo Rossi
Area
  Total332.98 km2 (128.56 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total87,141
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Brindisini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72100
Dialing code0831
Patron saintSt. Theodore of Amasea and St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Saint dayFirst Sunday in September
Websitecomune.brindisi.it
Brindisi Cathedral

The city of Brindisi was the provisional government seat of the Kingdom of Italy from September 1943 to February 1944.