Orciano Pisano

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Orciano Pisano
Comune di Orciano Pisano
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Coat of arms of Orciano Pisano
Coat of arms
Orciano Pisano is located in Italy
Orciano Pisano
Orciano Pisano
Location of Orciano Pisano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°30′N 10°31′E / 43.500°N 10.517°E / 43.500; 10.517
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Pisa (PI)
 • Mayor Giuliana Menci Filippi
 • Total 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004[1])
 • Total 599
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Orcianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 56040
Dialing code 050
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Orciano Pisano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Pisa, in the Pisan Hills.

Orciano Pisano borders the following municipalities: Collesalvetti, Fauglia, Lorenzana, Rosignano Marittimo, Santa Luce.

Orciano's area, up to Volterra, is rich of findings of fossils from marine vertebrates, such as whales, sharks and seals, such as the Pliophoca etrusca discovered in 1875 by Roberto Lawley. Remains of a blue whale living 4 millions year ago, found here, are now in the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. Other Cetacean fossils from Orciano Pisano are held by Museo di storia naturale e del territorio dell'Università di Pisa.


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

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