City of Taranto

This is the second largest city in Puglia, the third most populous municipality in southern peninsular Italy, and the sixteenth most populous of Italy.

The area consists of large tarantina 28 municipalities, of which Taranto is the leader. Located in the gulf of the Ionian Sea, lies between two seas: the Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo. Together with Prop in the territory of Ostuni (BR), and Santa Maria di Leuca (LE), represents one of the ideals of Salento. It is home to a large industrial and commercial port and an arsenal of the Italian Navy, and the greater naval station. There is also an important industrial center, with steel plants (including the largest iron and steel center of Europe), petrochemical, cement and shipbuilding. For this reason it is one of Europe's most polluted. It is also active in the liquor industry.

The main activities of the province are agriculture, fisheries, industry in the aeronautical, chemical, food, textiles, handicrafts, woodwork, glass and ceramics.

The Great Sea, most commonly called "bay of the Great Sea" as the ship stopped there waiting, is separated from the Mar Piccolo from one end that closes the bay, oriented to the artificial island that is the original core of the city, connected with the mainland by the Ponte di Porta Napoli and the swing bridge. The Great Sea is also separate from the Ionian Sea is the Capo San Vito Cheradi from the Islands of St. Peter and St. Paul, as the third largest island of San Nicolicchio is completely enclosed in the steel plant. These form a small archipelago is closed by the arc created by the great natural harbor of the Great Sea.

The Mar Piccolo is considered an inland sea, therefore, presents problems of water exchange. Your two breasts are ideally separated from the Ponte Punta Penna Pizzone, which connects the pen tip with toe Pizzone: the first breast is shaped roughly like a triangle, whose vertices are represented southern opening to the East on the second breast, and Great opening to the West Sea through the natural channel of Porta Napoli, and the second breast but has the shape of an ellipse, whose major axis measuring about 5 km towards South-West North-East within the first also leads River Galeso.

Let the winds the tides, together with underwater springs with different salinity, affect the performance of the current type of deep and superficial between the Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo of the two breasts. In the Mar Grande and the northern part of both breasts of the Mar Piccolo, submarine springs are located a few calls citri, which provide non-potable fresh water mixed with salt water, giving the waters of the sea hydrobiological a condition suitable for the cultivation of mussels, commonly called "mussels."