Stazzema

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Stazzema
Comune di Stazzema
Panorama of Stazzema
Panorama of Stazzema
Coat of arms of Stazzema
Coat of arms
Stazzema within the Province of Lucca
Stazzema within the Province of Lucca
Location of Stazzema
Stazzema is located in Italy
Stazzema
Stazzema
Location of Stazzema in Italy
Stazzema is located in Tuscany
Stazzema
Stazzema
Stazzema (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 44°0′N 10°19′E / 44.000°N 10.317°E / 44.000; 10.317Coordinates: 44°0′N 10°19′E / 44.000°N 10.317°E / 44.000; 10.317
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceLucca (LU)
FrazioniArni, Cardoso, Farnocchia, Gallena, La Culla, Levigliani, Mulina, Palagnana, Pomezzana, Pontestazzemese,[1] Pruno, Retignano, Ruosina, Sant'Anna, Stazzema, Terrinca, Volegno
Government
 • MayorMaurizio Verona
Area
 • Total80.08 km2 (30.92 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total3,083
 • Density38/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stazzemese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
55040
Dialing code0584
Patron saintSt. Antony of Padua
Saint day13 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Stazzema is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Lucca.

History[edit]

Flag of the Comune of Stazzema, decorated with the military Gold Medal for Military Valour.

During World War II, the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema was the site of a massacre of civil population by German SS soldiers and the Italian Black Brigades (12 August 1944). A total of 560 people were killed, among them 100 children, one of them only 20 days old. The city received the Gold Medal for Military Valour after the war.

Geography[edit]

Stazzema borders the following municipalities: Camaiore, Careggine, Massa, Molazzana, Pescaglia, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Vagli Sotto, Vergemoli.

Hamlets[edit]

Stazzema is composed of 17 hamlets (frazioni):

Arni, Cardoso, Farnocchia, Gallena, La Culla, Levigliani, Mulina, Palagnana, Pomezzana, Pontestazzemese, Pruno, Retignano, Ruosina, Sant'Anna, Stazzema, Terrinca, and Volegno.[5] Despite municipal name, the town hall is not located in Stazzema, but in the nearby hamlet of Pontestazzemese.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Municipal seat, see town hall address on Stazzema website)
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  5. ^ (in Italian) Infos about the hamlets of Stazzema (municipal website)

External links[edit]

Media related to Stazzema at Wikimedia Commons