Sinalunga is a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of central Italy.

Sinalunga
Comune di Sinalunga
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Coat of arms of Sinalunga
Location of Sinalunga
Sinalunga is located in Italy
Sinalunga
Sinalunga
Location of Sinalunga in Italy
Sinalunga is located in Tuscany
Sinalunga
Sinalunga
Sinalunga (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°13′N 11°44′E / 43.217°N 11.733°E / 43.217; 11.733
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceSiena (SI)
FrazioniBettolle, Farnetella, Guazzino, Rigomagno, Scrofiano
Government
 • MayorRiccardo Agnoletti
Area
 • Total78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
364 m (1,194 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[2]
 • Total12,926
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sinalunghesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53048
Dialing code0577
Patron saintSt. Martin
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Aside from scanty prehistoric findings, the oldest historical remains date from the 8th century BC, when Sinalunga was perhaps an Etruscan settlement under the control of Chiusi, with some temple at the top of the hill where Sinalunga lies.

The current town grew up around the medieval castle called Castello delle Ripe, attracting people on the hill after the Etruscan land reclamation works in the area were gradually abandoned. Asinalonga is mentioned for the first time in the 8th century. The town was later under the Cacciaconti family, who became subjects of the commune of Siena in 1197.

Main sightsEdit

Twin citiesEdit

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. ^ "Town Twinning". Discover Dorking: Heart of the Surrey Hills. Retrieved 31 December 2020.