|Comune di Putignano|
Location of Putignano in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°51′N 17°7′E / 40.850°N 17.117°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Bari|
|Frazioni||Bacano, Chiancarosa, Gorgo di Mola, Marchione, Parco Grande, San Michele, San Michele in Monte Laureto, San Pietro Piturno|
|• Mayor||Gianvincenzo Angelini De Miccolis|
|• Total||99.11 km2 (38.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||372 m (1,220 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Stephen|
|Saint day||3 August|
In the past, the economy of the city was principally based on agriculture, but in more recent times the population has transformed it into an industrial centre. Numerous families have founded companies in industries such as food production (taralli are one example) and the manufacture of dresses for wedding and children's religious functions.
Putignano is well known for its Carnival, which is the oldest (dating to 1394) and longest-lasting Italian carnival, as it starts the day after Christmas and finishes the day before Ash Wednesday. There are four Carnival parades, three taking place on the last month's Sundays and one in the evening of the last day of carnival, Shrove Tuesday. As of 2005, the Carnival Foundation added a summer parade that usually takes place in July.
The name of the city has also been given to an asteroid of this solar system, 7665 Putignano.
- Population from ISTAT