Vicopisano
Comune di Vicopisano
Panoramic view
Vicopisano within the Province of Pisa
Location of Vicopisano
Vicopisano
Vicopisano
Location of Vicopisano in Italy
Vicopisano
Vicopisano
Vicopisano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°41′N 10°35′E / 43.683°N 10.583°E / 43.683; 10.583Coordinates: 43°41′N 10°35′E / 43.683°N 10.583°E / 43.683; 10.583
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
FrazioniCaprona, Cucigliana, Lugnano, Noce, San Giovanni alla Vena, Uliveto Terme
Government
 • MayorAntonella Malloggi
Area
 • Total26.9 km2 (10.4 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2008)[3]
 • Total8,253
 • Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vicaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56010
Dialing code050
Patron saintSt. Mary
Saint dayFirst Sunday in October
WebsiteOfficial website

Vicopisano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Pisa. It occupies the former valley of the Arno River (which now flows some km southwards), bounded by the Monte Pisano from north.

Geography

Vicopisano borders the following municipalities: Bientina, Buti, Calci, Calcinaia, Cascina and San Giuliano Terme.[4] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Caprona, Cucigliana, Lugnano, Noce, San Giovanni alla Vena and Uliveto Terme.

History

In medieval times Vicopisano was a flourishing fortified center of the Republic of Pisa. It was conquered by Florence in 1406. Here a castle (Rocca Nuova) designed by Filippo Brunelleschi was built in 1434.

Economy

Economical activities include ceramics, mechanics (Piaggio) and bottling of mineral waters. The agriculture is based on olive oil and cereals.

Demographics

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Personalities

References

  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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ 42583 (x a j h) Vicopisano on OpenStreetMap