Castel Focognano

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Castel Focognano
Comune
Comune di Castel Focognano
Panorama of Castel Focognano
Panorama of Castel Focognano
Coat of arms of Castel Focognano
Coat of arms
Castel Focognano is located in Italy
Castel Focognano
Castel Focognano
Location of Castel Focognano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°E / 43.65389; 11.83722Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°E / 43.65389; 11.83722
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Arezzo (AR)
Frazioni Rassina (capital), Calleta, Carda, Castel Focognano, Ornina, Pieve a Socana, Salutio, Zenna
Government
 • Mayor Massimiliano Sestini (since June 2014)
Area
 • Total 56.60 km2 (21.85 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)
 • Total 3,304
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Focognanesi or Rassinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52016
Dialing code 0575
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Castel Focognano is an Italian comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany. Although it is named after a village on the slopes of the Alpe di Catenaia, it is administered from the industrial town of Rassina.

Geography[edit]

The comune lies in the Casentino valley on the left bank of the River Arno.

History[edit]

During World War II Rassina was home for many American soldiers who were hiding or preparing the offensive on the German army.

Many people were killed while fighting with Fascist soldiers.

In 1992 Rassina was completely flooded by the Arno river.

Economy[edit]

Today Rassina is expanding and is becoming one of Casentino's leading industrial centres. It is home to one of Europe's largest cement works.