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|Comune di Signa|
Piazza Cavallotti in Signa
|Province||Province of Florence (FI)|
|Frazioni||Colombaia, Lecore, San Mauro a Signa, Sant'Angelo a Lecore, San Piero a Ponti|
|• Total||18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||46 m (151 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Signa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 16,809 and an area of 18.8 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi).
The municipality of Signa contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Colombaia, Lecore, Sant'Angelo a Lecore and San Mauro a Signa.
Signa is a typical Tuscan town. On the day after Easter, there is an important religious festival in honour of the Beata Giovanna. There is a procession that parades in the streets of Signa, and many people wear old costumes.
The anonymous Master of Signa was from the town. Other natives include the artists Bruno Catarzi, Giuseppe Santelli, Raffaello Fossi, Alimondo Ciampi, and Alvaro Cartei; the academics Tommaso Bisagno and Boncompagno da Signa; Blessed Giovanna da Signa; the journalist Piergiorgio Branzi; and the actor Giancarlo Gori.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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