Province of Siena

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Province of Siena
Province
Palazzo Reale in Siena, the provincial seat.
Palazzo Reale in Siena, the provincial seat.
Coat of arms of Province of Siena
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Tuscany
Capital(s) Siena
Comuni 36
Government
 • President Fabrizio Nepi (PD)
Area
 • Total 3,821 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
Population (30 June 2016)
 • Total 268,660
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53010-53015, 53017-53025, 53027,
53030-53031, 53034-53037, 53040-53043,
53045, 53047-53049, 53100
Telephone prefix 0577, 0578
Vehicle registration SI
ISTAT 052

The Province of Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Siena.

Geography

The province is divided into seven historical areas:

  1. Alta Val d'Elsa
  2. Chianti senese
  3. The urban area of (Monteriggioni and Siena)
  4. Val di Merse
  5. Crete senesi Val d'Arbia
  6. Val di Chiana senese
  7. Val d'Orcia and Amiata

The area is a hilly one: in the north is Colline del Chianti; Monte Amiata is the highest point at 1,738 metres (5,702 ft); and in the south is Monte Cetona. To the west are the Colline Metallifere (“Metallic Hills”), whilst the Val di Chiana lies to east.

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 as well as in other parts of Tuscany: the Chianti Colli Senesi, however, is limited to this province.

Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montepulciano, Chiusi, and San Gimignano.

Val d'Orcia with Monte Amiata, view to the west from La Foce

Comuni

There are 35 comuni (singular: comune) in the province [1].

The main comuni by population, As of 2015, are:

Comune Population
Siena 53,893
Poggibonsi 29,634
Colle di Val d'Elsa 21,314
Montepulciano 13,883
Sinalunga 12,482
Chiusi 8,826

This is the complete list of comuni in the province of Siena:

External links

  • Official website (in Italian)

Coordinates: 43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333

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