It has an area of 5,138 km², and a total population of 1,594,109 (2005). There are 48 comuni (singular: comune) in the province, see Comuni of the Province of Bari. However, in the year 2009 the new Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani will be created, taking with it seven of these comuni with a total population of 346,025. (The other three comuni of the new province will come from the Province of Foggia.) This would leave the remaining Province of Bari with 41 comuni and an adjusted population of 1,248,084 as of the 2005 census. .