Province of Bari
|• Total||5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Telephone prefix||080, 0883|
The Province of Bari (Italian: Provincia di Bari) was a province in the Apulia region of Italy. Its capital was the city of Bari.
It has an area of 5,138 km2 (1,984 sq mi), and a total population of 1,594,109 (2005). On 1 January 2015 it was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Bari.
The arable land in the former province of Bari is exploited with the cultivation of olive and grapes but also cherries, peaches, and almonds. From that agricultural activity is derived olive oil, wine and table grapes. Bitonto is especially noted for its extra virgin olive oil, Corato, with its own autochthonous variety "Coratina", and Giovinazzo are along notable producing areas. The centers of wine production are mainly concentrated in Gravina and Ruvo di Puglia, in the north of Bari, and Adelfia, Noicattaro, Rutigliano and Locorotondo, in the south of Bari. Also important is the production of cherries; the Apulian red is especially prevalent in the countryside of Turi and Putignano.