Province of Arezzo
|• President||Silvia Chiassai Martini|
|• Total||3,233 km2 (1,248 sq mi)|
(31 August 2017)
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The province of Arezzo (Italian: provincia di Arezzo) is the easternmost province in the Tuscany region of central Italy. Its capital is the city of Arezzo. The province is bordered by the regions of Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, and the provinces Siena and Florence of Tuscany. It has an area of 3,233 square kilometres (1,248 sq mi), a total population of about 344,000 in 36 comuni (singular: comune)
The north of the province of Arezzo contains the Pratomagno and Casentino mountain ranges and valleys, and the southern areas of the region contain the fertile Tiber and Chiana valleys. The province capital Arezzo was a major Etruscan urban centre known as Aritim, and a wall was built around the province in this period of rule. In Roman times, the settlement was given the Latinized name Arretium and expanded down from the hills. Arretium assisted Ancient Rome in the Punic Wars against Ancient Carthage. After attacks from barbarians, the settlement mostly disappeared in around 400 AD.
Towards the end of the 11th century, the settlement grew again into a city, despite being located near the powerful nations of Siena and Florence. Its location led to its ownership changing repeatedly; Florence owned the province after the Battle of Campaldino, later lost authority over it, and then annexed it again in 1384. Florence possessed the province until 1859, when Tuscany was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia during the Risorgimento. The province is in close proximity to Camaldoli, ancestral seat of the Camaldolese monks.
The main comuni by population are:
|San Giovanni Valdarno||17,190|
|Foiano della Chiana||9,423|
|Civitella in Val di Chiana||9,143|
|Monte San Savino||8,687|
List of presidents of the province of Arezzo
|President||Term start||Term end||Party|
|Franco Parigi||1985||1990||Italian Communist Party|
|Mauro Tarchi||1990||1995||Democratic Party of the Left|
Democrats of the Left
|Vincenzo Ceccarelli||1999||2004||Democrats of the Left|
|Roberto Vasai||2009||2014||Democratic Party|
|Silvia Chiassai Martini||2018||Incumbent||Independent (centre-right)|
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