Castel Focognano is comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy.
|Comune di Castel Focognano|
|Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°ECoordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°E|
|Frazioni||Rassina (capital), Calleta, Carda, Castel Focognano, Ornina, Pieve a Socana, Salutio, Zenna|
|• Mayor||Massimiliano Sestin|
|• Total||56.63 km2 (21.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||310 m (1,020 ft)|
(31 May 2017)
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Focognanesi or Rassinesi|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||11 November|
The comune lies in the Casentino valley on the left bank of the River Arno. Although it is named after a village on the slopes of the Alpe di Catenaia, the municipal seat is in the industrial town of Rassina.
During World War II Rassina was home for many American soldiers who were hiding or preparing the offensive on the German army.
Many people were killed while fighting with Fascist soldiers.
In 1992 Rassina was completely flooded by the Arno river.
Today Rassina is expanding and is becoming one of Casentino's leading industrial centres. It is home to one of Europe's largest cement works.
- Champcevinel, France, since 1992
- ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.