Stazzema

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Stazzema
Comune
Comune di Stazzema
Panorama of Stazzema
Panorama of Stazzema
Coat of arms of Stazzema
Coat of arms
Stazzema is located in Italy
Stazzema
Stazzema
Location of Stazzema in Italy
Coordinates: 44°0′N 10°19′E / 44.000°N 10.317°E / 44.000; 10.317Coordinates: 44°0′N 10°19′E / 44.000°N 10.317°E / 44.000; 10.317
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Mulina, Stazzema, Pomezzana, Farnocchia, Arni, Cardoso, Gallena, Levigliani, La Culla - Sant'Anna, Palagnana, Pontestazzemese (communal seat), Pruno, Retignano, Ruosina, Volegno, terrinca
Government
 • Mayor Michele Silicani
Area
 • Total 80.72 km2 (31.17 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,379
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Stazzemesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55040
Dialing code 0584
Patron saint St. Antony of Padua
Saint day 13 June
Website Official website

Stazzema is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Lucca.

Geography[edit]

Stazzema borders the following municipalities: Camaiore, Careggine, Massa, Molazzana, Pescaglia, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Vagli Sotto, Vergemoli.

History[edit]

During World War II, the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema was the site of a massacre of civil population by German SS soldiers (12 August 1944). A total of 560 people were killed, among them 100 children, one of them only 20 days old. The city received the Gold Medal for Military Valour after the war.

Hamlets[edit]

Stazzema has 15 hamlets (frazioni):
Mulina, Pomezzana, Arni, Cardoso, Farnocchia, Gallena, Sant'Anna, Levigliani, Mulina, Palagnana, Pomezzana, Pontestazzemese (seat of town hall), Pruno, Retignano, Ruosina, Volegno and terrinca.

References[edit]

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

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