Rio Marina

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Rio Marina
Comune
Comune di Rio Marina
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Coat of arms of Rio Marina
Coat of arms
Rio Marina is located in Italy
Rio Marina
Rio Marina
Location of Rio Marina in Italy
Coordinates: 42°49′N 10°25′E / 42.817°N 10.417°E / 42.817; 10.417
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Livorno (LI)
Frazioni Cavo
Government
 • Mayor Renzo Galli
Area
 • Total 19.5 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (28 February 2015)[1]
 • Total 2,237
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Riesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57038
Dialing code 0565
Patron saint St. Barbara, St. Roch (mines)
Saint day 4 December, 16 August
Website Official website

Rio Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located on the island of Elba.

Pyrite and Hematite from Rio Marina.

History[edit]

The first traces of settlements in the area date to the 15th century. In the 18th century, when pirate menace started to wane, a village grew here as the port of the nearby Rio nell'Elba.

The village had 879 inhabitants at the time of the French invasion of 1799. In that period the exploiting of iron ores began. The mines closed in 1981, and now Rio Marina's economy is mostly based on tourism.

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