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ALTAMURA, Apulia, Italy, province of Bari, 28m. S.W. of the city Bari, and 56m. by rail via G ioia del Colle. Pop. of the city of Altamura (1931) 28,996. It possesses a fine Romanesque cathedral begun in 1232 and restored in 133o and the portal being especially remarkable. It is one of the four Palatine churches of Apulia. The mediaeval walls, erected by the emperor Frederick II., rest upon the walls of a pre Roman city of unknown name. There is some trade in wool.