Monterchi

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Monterchi
Comune
Comune di Monterchi
Monterchi 1 Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Monterchi
Coat of arms
Monterchi is located in Italy
Monterchi
Monterchi
Location of Monterchi in Italy
Coordinates: 43°29′N 12°6′E / 43.483°N 12.100°E / 43.483; 12.100
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Arezzo (AR)
Frazioni Borgacciano, Le Ville, Padonchia, Pianezze, Pocaia, Ripoli, Fonaco
Government
 • Mayor Massimo Boncompagni
Area
 • Total 28.7 km2 (11.1 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,831
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Monterchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53035
Dialing code 0575
Saint day October 8

Monterchi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Florence and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Arezzo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,844 and an area of 28.7 square kilometres (11.1 sq mi).[1]

Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto. Museo della Madonna del Parto, Monterchi.

Monterchi borders the following municipalities: Anghiari, Arezzo, Citerna, Città di Castello, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina.

The most famous cultural attraction of Monterchi is the fresco of the Madonna del Parto by Piero della Francesca, which is (after a restoration in 1992–93) now displayed in the erstwhile primary school of the commune. Formerly it covered a wall in the Chapel of Santa Maria di Momentana and was rediscovered (in very bad condition) in the last century.


Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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