Castell'Azzara

Castell'Azzara
Comune
Comune di Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Castell'Azzara
Coat of arms
Castell'Azzara is located in Italy
Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara
Location of Castell'Azzara in Italy
Coordinates: 42°46′N 11°42′E / 42.767°N 11.700°E / 42.767; 11.700Coordinates: 42°46′N 11°42′E / 42.767°N 11.700°E / 42.767; 11.700
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
FrazioniSelvena
Government
 • MayorFosco Fortunati
Area
 • Total64.23 km2 (24.80 sq mi)
Elevation815 m (2,674 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total1,438
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellazzaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code58034
Dialing code0564
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Castell'Azzara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Florence and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Grosseto.

It occupies the slopes of the Monte Amiata and was once important for the extraction of cinnabar. It was first under the Aldobrandeschi, and then part of the Sforza County of Santa Fiora until 1624.

Main sights[]

Nearby, in the frazione of Selvena, are the ruins of Rocca Silvana, a fortress of the Aldobrandeschi.

References[]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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