Cecina, Tuscany

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Cecina
Comune
Comune di Cecina
Cecina1.jpg
Coat of arms of Cecina
Coat of arms
Cecina is located in Italy
Cecina
Cecina
Location of Cecina in Italy
Coordinates: 43°19′N 10°31′E / 43.317°N 10.517°E / 43.317; 10.517
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Livorno (LI)
Frazioni Collemezzano, San Pietro in Palazzi
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Benedetti
Area
 • Total 42.5 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (1 September 2009)[1]
 • Total 28,322
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym Cecinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57023
Dialing code 0586
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Cecina is a comune (municipality) of 28,322 inhabitants in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Livorno.

The territory of Cecina borders the following municipalities: Bibbona, Casale Marittimo, Castellina Marittima, Guardistallo, Montescudaio, Riparbella, Rosignano Marittimo.

An archaeological park close to the town houses the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century BC.

History[edit]

View of Cecina River, 1751

A settlement was founded here by the Roman consul Albinus Caecina, who was a descendent of an ancient Etruscan family. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the territory suffered a long period of decline, which only came to an end when the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany began to develop local agriculture.

The modern town was founded in 1852, but was totally destroyed during World War II. From the 1960s onwards, it has developed into a popular tourist resort.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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