Villafranca in Lunigiana

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Villafranca in Lunigiana
Comune
Comune di Villafranca in Lunigiana
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Coat of arms of Villafranca in Lunigiana
Coat of arms
Villafranca in Lunigiana is located in Italy
Villafranca in Lunigiana
Villafranca in Lunigiana
Location of Villafranca in Lunigiana in Italy
Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°57′E / 44.283°N 9.950°E / 44.283; 9.950Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°57′E / 44.283°N 9.950°E / 44.283; 9.950
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Massa and Carrara (MS)
Frazioni Filetto, Fornoli, Irola, Malgrate Lunigiana, Merizzo, Mocrone, Virgoletta
Government
 • Mayor Filippo Bellesi
Area
 • Total 29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)
Elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Population (31 August 2015)[1]
 • Total 4,777
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villafranchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 54028
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Villafranca in Lunigiana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Florence and about 35 km (22 mi) northwest of Massa.

It is located on the Via Francigena, and has maintained part of the medieval historical center. In the frazione of Mocrone is the small church of San Maurizio, from the 13th-14th centuries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.