Sarteano

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Sarteano
Comune
Comune di Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Coat of arms of Sarteano
Coat of arms
Sarteano is located in Italy
Sarteano
Sarteano
Location of Sarteano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°59′N 11°52′E / 42.983°N 11.867°E / 42.983; 11.867Coordinates: 42°59′N 11°52′E / 42.983°N 11.867°E / 42.983; 11.867
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Siena (SI)
Frazioni

Castiglioncello del Trinoro,

Fonte Vetriana
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Landi
Area
 • Total 85.2 km2 (32.9 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,905
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sarteanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53047
Dialing code 0578
Website Official website

Sarteano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Florence and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Siena.[2]

Sarteano is particularly important from the historical point of view. Located between Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana, the area of Sarteano has been inhabited for thousands of years. For this reason, Sarteano has a very rich archeology. In particular, some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany are located in the countryside around Sarteano. A large portion of the archeological objects found in the area form the collection of the Museo civico archeologico di Sarteano.

Sarteano borders the following municipalities: Cetona, Chianciano Terme, Chiusi, Pienza, Radicofani, and San Casciano dei Bagni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Harris, W., DARMC, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 413307 (Sarteano)". Pleiades. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 

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