Castelfranco di Sotto

Castelfranco di Sotto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Pisa.

Castelfranco di Sotto
Comune di Castelfranco di Sotto
Medieval tower.
Medieval tower.
Coat of arms of Castelfranco di Sotto
Location of Castelfranco di Sotto
Castelfranco di Sotto is located in Italy
Castelfranco di Sotto
Castelfranco di Sotto
Location of Castelfranco di Sotto in Italy
Castelfranco di Sotto is located in Tuscany
Castelfranco di Sotto
Castelfranco di Sotto
Castelfranco di Sotto (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°42′N 10°45′E / 43.700°N 10.750°E / 43.700; 10.750
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
FrazioniOrentano, Villa Campanile, Galleno (partly), Staffoli (partly)
Government
 • MayorUmberto Marvogli
Area
 • Total48.4 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (31 October 2008[2])[3]
 • Total12,179
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56022
Dialing code0571
Patron saintSan Severo
Saint dayNovember 18
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelfranco di Sotto borders the following municipalities: Altopascio, Bientina, Fucecchio, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, San Miniato, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Santa Maria a Monte.

HistoryEdit

Castelfranco is an ancient medieval village, whose name appeared for the first time in 1215. Tired of the battles fought in the area at the time between Florence, Lucca and Pisa, the population of nearby villages Vigesimo, Catiana, Paterno and Carpugnana decided to build here a defensive castle, named Castello di Franco, later changed to Castelfranco.

In 1966 Castelfranco was flooded by the river Arno.

CultureEdit

Every year in Castelfranco the Palio dei Barchini is held.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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