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Encyclopedia > Province of Siena
Province of Siena
Nation  Italy
Region Toscana
Capital Siena
Area 3,821 km²
Population (2004) 194,440
Density 51
Comuni 36
Vehicle Registration SI
Postal Code 53010-53015, 53017-53025, 53027, 53030-53031, 53034-53037, 53040-53043, 53045, 53047-53049, 53100
Telephone Prefix 0577, 0578
ISTAT 052
President Fabio Ceccherini
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy


Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Siena. Image File history File links Provincia_di_Siena-Stemma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... These abbreviations for the names of provinces are extensively used in contexts other than vehicle registration. ... Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT) is the Italian national statistical institute, roughly corresponding to the United States Census Bureau. ... Image File history File links Siena_posizione. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... A poppy field in Tuscany. ... Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ...


It has an area of 3,821 km² (1475 mile²), and a total population of 252,288 (2001). There are 36 comuni (singular: comune) in the province[1]. At June 30, 2005, the main comuni by population are: In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Comune Population
Siena 54,337
Poggibonsi 28,634
Colle di Val d'Elsa 20,276
Montepulciano 14,142
Sinalunga 12,335
Sovicille 8,882
Chiusi 8,746
Monteriggioni 8,189
Castelnuovo Berardenga 8,081
Monteroni d'Arbia 7,548
San Gimignano 7,473
Torrita di Siena 7,305
Chianciano Terme 7,221

The province is divided into seven historical areas. The area is a hilly one: in the north is Monte del Chianti; Monte Amiata is the highest point at 1738 m; and in the south is Monte Cetona. To the west are the Metallic Hills, whilst the Val di Chiana lies to east. Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... Poggibonsi is a town in Tuscany. ... Colle di Val dElsa is a town in Tuscany, Italy, in the province of Siena. ... Montepulciano is a town, situated in Central Tuscany. ... Sinalunga is a town and commune in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 265 m Area 143. ... Chiusi (Etruscan Clevsin) is a town and comune in Siena province, Tuscany. ... Monteriggioni, Tuscany Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val dElsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 351 m Area 177. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 161 m Area 105. ... San Gimignano. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 325 m Area 58. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 475 m Area 36. ...


Historically, the province corresponds to the former republic of Siena.


The chief occupations are agricultural (wheat, grapes and fruit) and silk culture. The wine known as Chianti is produced here. Chianti is Italys most famous red wine. ...


Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, San Gimignano and Montepulciano. Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... Poggibonsi is a town in Tuscany. ... Colle di Val dElsa is a town in Tuscany, Italy, in the province of Siena. ... San Gimignano. ... Montepulciano is a town, situated in Central Tuscany. ...


External links

  • Province homepage (in Italian)
  • Photographs of Siena
  • Fototoscana - Images of cities and landscapes of Tuscany
  • Siena Villas - Accommodation in Siena




Europe | Italy | Tuscany (Toscana)
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World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the six inhabited continents of the Earth. ... A poppy field in Tuscany. ... Arezzo (It. ... Florence (Italian: ) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy, with an area of 3,514 sq. ... Grosseto (It. ... The Province of Livorno (Italian: Provincia di Livorno) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Lucca (Italian: Provincia di Lucca) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Massa-Carrara (It. ... Pisa (Italian: ) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Pistoia (It. ... Prato (Italian: Provincia di Prato) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Siena - LoveToKnow 1911 (6234 words)
Siena is divided into seventeen contrade (wards), each with a distinct appellation and a chapel and flag of its own; and every year ten of these contrade, chosen by lot, send each one horse to compete for the prize palio or banner.
Siena was probably founded by the Etruscans (a few tombs of that period have been found outside Porta Camollia), and then, falling under the Roman rule, became a colony in the reign of Augustus, or a little earlier, and was distinguished by the name of Saena Julia.
During the rule of the nobles and the mixed rule of nobles and popolani the commune of Siena was enlarged by fortunate acquisitions of neighbouring lands and by the submission of feudal lords, such as the Scialenghi, Aldobrandeschi, Pannocchieschi, Visconti di Campiglia, andc.
Province of Siena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy.
Historically, the province corresponds to the former republic of Siena.
Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, San Gimignano and Montepulciano.
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