Castiglione d'Orcia

Castiglione d'Orcia
Comune di Castiglione d'Orcia
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Coat of arms of Castiglione d'Orcia
Coat of arms
Location of Castiglione d'Orcia
Castiglione d'Orcia is located in Italy
Castiglione d'Orcia
Castiglione d'Orcia
Location of Castiglione d'Orcia in Italy
Castiglione d'Orcia is located in Tuscany
Castiglione d'Orcia
Castiglione d'Orcia
Castiglione d'Orcia (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°1′N 11°37′E / 43.017°N 11.617°E / 43.017; 11.617Coordinates: 43°1′N 11°37′E / 43.017°N 11.617°E / 43.017; 11.617
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceSiena (SI)
FrazioniBagni San Filippo, Belvedere, Campiglia d'Orcia, Masse, Montieri, Osteria Gallina, Ripa, Rocca d'Orcia, Vivo d'Orcia
Government
 • MayorClaudio Galletti
Area
 • Total141.7 km2 (54.7 sq mi)
Elevation
540 m (1,770 ft)
Population
(28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total2,308
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castiglionesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53023
Dialing code0577
Websitewww.comune.castiglionedorcia.siena.it

Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Florence and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.

Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.

History[]

The settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. In 1252 it became a free commune, but lost its independence in the following century to the Republic of Siena, which entrusted it to powerful families like the Piccolomini and Salimbeni. Later, Castiglione was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and, from 1861, of unified Italy.

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References[]

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

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