Murlo

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Murlo
Comune
Comune di Murlo
Vescovado di murlo.jpg
Coat of arms of Murlo
Coat of arms
Murlo is located in Italy
Murlo
Murlo
Location of Murlo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°10′N 11°23′E / 43.167°N 11.383°E / 43.167; 11.383
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bagnaia, Casanova, Casciano, Crevole, Fontazzi, Frontignano, La Befa, Lupompesi, Miniere di Murlo, Montepescini, Murlo, Poggiobrucoli, Poggiolodoli, Santo Stefano, Vallerano, Vescovado
Government
 • Mayor Fabiola Parenti
Area
 • Total 115.0 km2 (44.4 sq mi)
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004[1])
 • Total 2,116
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53016
Dialing code 0577
Website Official website

Murlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Florence and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Siena.

Murlo borders the following municipalities: Buonconvento, Civitella Paganico, Montalcino, Monteroni d'Arbia, Monticiano, Sovicille.

The hill of Poggio Civitate was an ancient settlement located in the commune and currently the site of archaeological investigations.[2]

Recent analysis showed that DNA of individuals from Murlo were more closely related those from near Eastern people than those of the other Italian samples, lending credence to Herodotus' attribution of Lydian origin to the Etruscans.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Poggio Civitate Excavation Project, University Of Massachusetts Amherst.

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