Orciano Pisano

Orciano Pisano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Pisa, in the Pisan Hills.

Orciano Pisano
Comune di Orciano Pisano
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Coat of arms of Orciano Pisano
Location of Orciano Pisano
Orciano Pisano is located in Italy
Orciano Pisano
Orciano Pisano
Location of Orciano Pisano in Italy
Orciano Pisano is located in Tuscany
Orciano Pisano
Orciano Pisano
Orciano Pisano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°30′N 10°31′E / 43.500°N 10.517°E / 43.500; 10.517
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
Government
 • MayorGiuliana Menci Filippi
Area
 • Total11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004[2])[3]
 • Total599
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orcianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56040
Dialing code050
Patron saintSt. Michael Archangel
Saint daySeptember 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Orciano Pisano borders the following municipalities: Collesalvetti, Fauglia, Lorenzana, Rosignano Marittimo, Santa Luce.

Orciano's area, up to Volterra, is rich of findings of fossils from marine vertebrates, such as whales, sharks and seals, such as the Pliophoca etrusca discovered in 1875 by Roberto Lawley. Remains of a blue whale living 4 millions year ago, found here, are now in the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. Other Cetacean fossils from Orciano Pisano are held by Museo di storia naturale e del territorio dell'Università di Pisa.

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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