Veglie

Veglie

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Statistics
Region: Apulia
Province: Lecce (LE)
Area: 61 km²
Population: 14,227 {2001)
Population density: 234/km²
Elevation: 41 m
Postal code: I-73010
Area/distance code: 0832
ISTAT code: 075092
Fiscal code: Politics
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Veglie is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Veglie is located 20 km west of Lecce and 12 km east of the sea, the Gulf of Taranto.

Fractions

Bounding communes

Population History

Year Population Change Density
1861 2,259 - -
1871 2,303 - -
1881 2,708 - -
1901 3,441 - -
1911 3,773 - -
1921 4,577 - -
1931 5,467 - -
1936 6,332 - -
1951 8,434 - -
1961 10,194 - -
1971 11,085 - -
1981 12,650 - -
1991 13,639 - -
2001 14,022 +383 or +2.81% 230/km²
2004 14,227 +205 or +1.46% from 2001 234/km²

History

Veglie was founded around the 10th century. Veglie was a small village.

The tomb founded in Via Novoli in 1957 dates back to the Messapic times it is displayed in a provincial museum. Regarding the name, Francesco Ribezzo think that the origin of the name comes from the pre-Messapic "vel" of the Mediterranean origin meaning "elevation".

Economy

Its main industry are agriculture which features olive and wine production and manufacturers. Ice cream is also produced in the village.

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