Sarteano

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Sarteano
Comune di Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Half red (left) and half beige (right) with a lion, crown, and leaves
Coat of arms
Location of Sarteano
Sarteano is located in Italy
Sarteano
Sarteano
Location of Sarteano in Italy
Sarteano is located in Tuscany
Sarteano
Sarteano
Sarteano (Tuscany)
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
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceSiena (SI)
FrazioniCastiglioncello del Trinoro, Fonte Vetriana
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Landi
Area
 • Total85.2 km2 (32.9 sq mi)
Elevation
573 m (1,880 ft)
Population
(31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total4,723
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sarteanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53047
Dialing code0578
WebsiteOfficial 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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