Capannori

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Capannori
Comune
Comune di Capannori
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Coat of arms of Capannori
Coat of arms
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Capannori is located in Italy
Capannori
Capannori
Location of Capannori in Italy
Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Lucca (LU)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Luca Menesini (since June 2014)
Area
 • Total 156 km2 (60 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 44,892
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Capannoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55012
Dialing code 0583
Website Official website

Capannori (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈpannori]) is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany. As of 2011 its population was of 44,892.[1]

History[edit]

Villages such as Sant’Andrea di Compito date back to medieval times. Colognora was featured in the 2008 film Miracle at St. Anna.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Located in south of its province, next to the provinces of Pisa and Pistoia, the municipality borders with Altopascio, Bientina (PI), Borgo a Mozzano, Buti (PI), Calci (PI), Lucca, Montecarlo, Pescia (PT), Porcari, San Giuliano Terme (PI), and Villa Basilica.

Frazioni[edit]

Map of the municipal districts

Capannori counts 40 hamlets (frazioni) divided into 19 municipal districts (circoscrizioni). The most populated village is not the town of Capannori, but the hamlet of Marlia (5,000 inhabitants).

The hamlets of Capannori are: Badia di Cantignano, Camigliano Santa Gemma, Carraia, Castelvecchio di Compito, Colle di Compito, Colognora di Compito, Coselli, Gragnano, Guamo, Lammari, Lappato, Lunata, Marlia, Massa Macinaia, Matraia, Paganico, Parezzana, Petrognano, Pieve di Compito, Pieve San Paolo, Ruota, Sant'Andrea di Compito (pop. 250), Sant'Andrea in Caprile, San Colombano, San Gennaro, San Ginese di Compito, San Giusto di Compito, San Leonardo in Treponzio, Santa Margherita, San Martino in Colle, San Pietro a Marcigliano, Segromigno in Monte, Segromigno in Piano, Tassignano, Toringo, Tofori, Valgiano, Verciano, Vorno, and Zone.

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

The area is characterized by the number of distinctive towers (once used to communicate). Main sights include:

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011

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