Campi Bisenzio

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Campi Bisenzio
Comune di Campi Bisenzio
Northern side of the wall of Campi Bisenzio
Northern side of the wall of Campi Bisenzio
Location of Campi Bisenzio
Campi Bisenzio is located in Italy
Campi Bisenzio
Campi Bisenzio
Location of Campi Bisenzio in Italy
Campi Bisenzio is located in Tuscany
Campi Bisenzio
Campi Bisenzio
Campi Bisenzio (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°49′N 11°8′E / 43.817°N 11.133°E / 43.817; 11.133Coordinates: 43°49′N 11°8′E / 43.817°N 11.133°E / 43.817; 11.133
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniCapalle, Il Rosi, La Villa, Le Miccine, Limite, San Cresci, San Donnino, San Giorgio a Colonica, San Piero a Ponti, Sant'Angelo a Lecore
Government
 • MayorEmiliano Fossi
Area
 • Total28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Population
(31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total46,878
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Campigiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50013
Dialing code055
WebsiteOfficial website

Campi Bisenzio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Florence.

History[edit]

The word Campi in the municipality's name stems from the fields which are widespread in the lands around the town. The current name of Campi Bisenzio was assumed only in 1862, with the addition of the name of the Bisenzio river that runs through the town.[2]

Campi Bisenzio is the place where the internal combustion engine was built for the first time by Felice Matteucci and father Eugenio Barsanti.

A number of Renaissance artworks from the church of Sant'Andrea a San Donnino are housed in its adjacent museum. The church of Santa Maria a Campi Bisenzio still maintains many of its original artworks.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ www.ideafutura.com, Idea Futura srl -. "Profilo Storico - Comune di Campi Bisenzio". www.comune.campi-bisenzio.fi.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-04-06.

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