Comune di Leporano

Location of Leporano in Italy

Coordinates: 40°23′N 17°20′E / 40.383°N 17.333°E / 40.383; 17.333Coordinates: 40°23′N 17°20′E / 40.383°N 17.333°E / 40.383; 17.333
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Taranto (TA)
Frazioni Marina di Leporano
  Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
  Total 8,009
  Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leporanese/i (Lupranese/Lupranisi in local dialect)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74020
Dialing code 099
Patron saint Sant'Emidio
Saint day 5 August
Website Official website

Leporano is a town and comune in the Taranto province in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.


The municipality of Leporano is a little maritime town at the Ionian sea southeast of Rome in the Province of Taranto. The town, known for the widely seen fortress “Castello Muscettola”, the “Saturo” watch tower and the port of “Pirrone” has approximately 7,000 inhabitants and covers 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi), with a density of 385 persons per square kilometre. Leporano's distance from Rome is 440 kilometres (270 mi), from Florence 627 kilometres (390 mi) and from Venice 694 kilometres (431 mi).

The coat of arms of the township contains a red rabbit jumping on a blue background topped by a noble count's crown and at the bottom is surrounded by a green laurel wreath.

Leporano is also famous for the aristocratic Italian family and house of the princes of Leporano.


There are 12 industrial companies in Leporano employing approximately 60 people that are the 9% of the total of the workers. There are 76 service firms employing 150 people that are the 23% of the total of the workers. There are also 80 companies employing 170 people that are the 26% of the total of the workers. There are also 22 administrative offices employing 269 workers that are the 42% of the total of the workers.

Notable people


  1. Population from ISTAT
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