Cecina, Tuscany

Cecina (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛːtʃina]) is a comune (municipality) of 28,322 inhabitants in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Livorno.

Cecina
Comune di Cecina
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Coat of arms of Cecina
Location of Cecina
Cecina is located in Italy
Cecina
Cecina
Location of Cecina in Italy
Cecina is located in Tuscany
Cecina
Cecina
Cecina (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°19′N 10°31′E / 43.317°N 10.517°E / 43.317; 10.517
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceLivorno (LI)
FrazioniCollemezzano, Marina di Cecina, San Pietro in Palazzi
Government
 • MayorSamuele Lippi
Area
 • Total42.5 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (January 2017)[3]
 • Total28,120
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cecinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
57023
Dialing code0586
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19
WebsiteOfficial website

The territory of Cecina borders the following municipalities: Bibbona, Casale Marittimo, Castellina Marittima, Guardistallo, Montescudaio, Riparbella, Rosignano Marittimo.

An archaeological park close to the town houses the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century BC.

HistoryEdit

 
View of Cecina River, 1751

A settlement was founded here by the Roman consul Albinus Caecina, who was a descendant of an ancient Etruscan family. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the territory suffered a long period of decline, which only came to an end when the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany began to develop local agriculture.

The modern town was founded in 1852, but a part of the city was destroyed during World War II. From the 1960s onwards, it has developed into a popular tourist resort.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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