Table 1. Broad land-use/land-cover categories of Apulia and its five nested administrative provinces, based on the aggregation of Corine classes from 1999 land-use/land-cover map (see text). Percentages sum up to 100% and are calculated only for terrestrial surface by excluding seawater, lagoons, wetlands and urban fabrics (adapted from Zurlini et al. 2006).

Percentage composition
Category Apulia Bari Brindisi Foggia Lecce Taranto
Arable lands 41.7 30.9 28.6 59.2 35.0 30.2
Permanent cultivations 30.2 40.7 53.5 11.7 48.0 25.5
Heterogeneous agricultural areas 13.8 16.9 15.3 7.3 13.3 26.4
Natural areas 14.2 11.5 2.5 21.8 3.8 17.9