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commercial center city

Bari (ancient Barium; pop. 342,100), southern Italian port on the Adriatic Sea, capital of Bari province and of the Apulia region. The city is an important agricultural, commercial, and industrial center and also has a university. Bari is the site of the Fiera del Levante, an annual trade fair highlighting the city's role as center for commercial exchanges with the Balkan countries and the Middle East. In the old quarter are the cathedral, the Church of St. Nicola (begun 1087), and the 13th-century castle of Frederick II.

See also: Italy.

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