Stazzema

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Stazzema
Comune
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
Stazzema is located in Italy
Stazzema
Stazzema
Location of Stazzema in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Arni, Cardoso, Farnocchia, Gallena, La Culla, Levigliani, Mulina, Palagnana, Pomezzana, Pontestazzemese,[1] Pruno, Retignano, Ruosina, Sant'Anna, Stazzema, Terrinca, Volegno
Government
 • Mayor Michele Silicani
Area
 • Total 80.72 km2 (31.17 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total 3,379
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stazzemesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55040
Dialing code 0584
Patron saint St. Antony of Padua
Saint day 13 June
Website Official 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 Value.

During World War II, the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema was the site of a massacre of civil population by German SS soldiers (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.[3] Despite municipal name, the town hall is not located in Stazzema, but in the nearby hamlet of Pontestazzemese.[1]

Demographics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Municipal seat, see town hall address on Stazzema website)
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ (Italian) Infos about the hamlets of Stazzema (municipal website)

External links[edit]

Media related to Stazzema at Wikimedia Commons