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Monument in Abetone
|Frazioni||Cecchetto, Fontana Vaccaia, Le Regine, Faidello, Val di Luce|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Montagna|
|• Total||31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,388 m (4,554 ft)|
|Population (December 2004)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Abetone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Florence and about 49 kilometres (30 mi) northwest of Pistoia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 699 and an area of 31.2 square kilometres (12.0 sq mi).
Abetone (in Italian: "large fir") was created as a custom post on the main road from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Duchy of Modena, built from 1732. The name derives from that of a large tree cut down to allow the construction proceed.
Starting from the early 20th century it became a renowned skiing resort. Zeno Colò, one of the greatest Italian skiers, was born here in 1920.
Points of interest
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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