Sinalunga

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Sinalunga
Comune
Comune di Sinalunga
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Coat of arms of Sinalunga
Coat of arms
Sinalunga is located in Italy
Sinalunga
Sinalunga
Location of Sinalunga in Italy
Coordinates: 43°13′N 11°44′E / 43.217°N 11.733°E / 43.217; 11.733
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bettolle, Farnetella, Guazzino, La Fratta, L'Amorosa, Rigaiolo, Rigomagno, Scrofiano
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo Agnoletti
Area
 • Total 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 12,926
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sinalunghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53048
Dialing code 0577
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Sinalunga is a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of central Italy.

History[edit]

Aside from scanty prehistoric findings, the oldest historical remains date from the 8th century BC, when Sinalunga was perhaps an Etruscan settlement under the control of Chiusi, with some temple at the top of the hill where Sinalunga lies.

The current town grew up around the medieval castle called Castello delle Ripe, attracting people on the hill after the Etruscan land reclamation works in the area were gradually abandoned. Asinalonga is mentioned for the first time in the 8th century. The town was later under the Cacciaconti family, who became subjects of the commune of Siena in 1197.

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