Province of Grosseto

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Province of Grosseto
Provincia di Grosseto
Province
Arcipelago Toscano National Park
Arcipelago Toscano National Park
Map highlighting the location of the province of Grosseto in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Grosseto in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Tuscany
Capital(s) Grosseto
Comuni 28
Government
 • President Leonardo Marras
Area
 • Total 4,504 km2 (1,739 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 225,098
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58010-58012, 58014-58015, 58017, 58019-58020, 58022-58026, 58031, 58033-58034, 58036-58038, 58042-58045, 58051, 58053-58055
Telephone prefix 0564, 0566
Vehicle registration GR
ISTAT 053
Website www.provincia.grosseto.it (Italian)

The Province of Grosseto (Italian: Provincia di Grosseto) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Grosseto. As of 2013 the province had a total population of 225,098 people.[1] The CIMA Festival is a prestigious gathering of classical music lovers in Monte Argentario.

Geography[edit]

Map showing the position of the province in Tuscany.

The Province of Grosseto completely occupies the southern end of Tuscany, and with a territorial area of 4,504 square kilometres (1,739 sq mi), it is the most extensive in the region and one of the least dense in population in Italy. The province is bordered to the northwest by the Province of Livorno, to the north by the Province of Pisa, to the northeast by the Province of Siena, and to the southeast by the Province of Viterbo in Lazio. To the south is the Tyrrhenian Sea, which includes the southern islands of the Tuscan archipelago, including Isola del Giglio[2] and the smaller Giannutri islands and Formiche di Grosseto and Formica di Burano. The Arcipelago Toscano National Park spans both the provinces of Grosseto and Livorno, and includes the seven main islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Elba, Isola del Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giannutri, Gorgona, and some of the minor islands and rock outcrops.[3] The highest point in the park is Mount Capanne, at 1,019 metres (3,343 ft) in elevation, on the island of Elba.[4]

The Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous Hills) line the border in the south with Lazio, and contain the Natural Park of Maremma.[5] The principal rivers are the Ombrone, a tributary of the Orcia,[6] Fiora, Albegna, Pecora, Bruna, Merse, Lente, Farma and Chiarone. The coastline between the Gulf of Follonica and the mouth of the Chiarone is dominated by blue waters and pine forests, and is home to resorts such as Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Puntone di Scarlino and Talamone.[7] Lakes include Lago dell'Accesa, Lago di Burano, Lago di San Floriano and Lago Acquato. Also of note is the volcanic cone of Mount Amiata, Bandite di Scarlino (213 m), Promontorio di Punta Ala e delle Rocchette (350 m), Monti dell'Uccellina (417 m), Monte Argentario (635 m), and Promontorio di Ansedonia (113 m).

Comuni[edit]

There are 28 comuni (singular: comune) in the province.[8] As of June 2014, the main comuni by population are:

Commune Population
Grosseto 82,284
Follonica 21,770
Orbetello 14,911
Monte Argentario 12,866
Roccastrada 9,274
Gavorrano 8,727
Massa Marittima 8,600
Manciano 7,386
Castiglione della Pescaia 7,382

This is the complete list of comuni in the province of Grosseto:

Frazioni[edit]

Here is the complete list of the frazioni (singular: frazione) – towns and villages – in the province of Grosseto:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiche demografiche". Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Hogg, Sylvie (9 February 2011). Frommer's Italian Islands. John Wiley & Sons. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-118-03347-0. 
  3. ^ "Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano". Parks.it. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Facaros, Dana; Pauls, Michael (2007). Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches. New Holland Publishers. p. 307. ISBN 978-1-86011-359-8. 
  5. ^ "Benvenuto in Joomla". Parco-maremma.it. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Bowsky, William M. (1 January 1981). A Medieval Italian Commune: Siena Under the Nine, 1287-1355. University of California Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-520-04256-8. 
  7. ^ "Grosseto". Italia.it. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Statistiche". Upinet.it. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Province of Grosseto at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°45′00″N 11°06′30″E / 42.75000°N 11.10833°E / 42.75000; 11.10833