Province of Grosseto
About Province of Grosseto
The Province of Grosseto (Italian: Provincia di Grosseto) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Grosseto. As of 2013 the province had a total population of 225,098 people.
The Province of Grosseto completely occupies the southern end of Tuscany and, with a territorial area of 4,504 square kilometers (1,739 square miles), is the largest in the region and one of the least densely populated in Italy. The province is bordered to the north-west with the province of Livorno, to the north with the province of Pisa, to the north-east with the province of Siena and to the south-east with the province of Viterbo in Lazio. To the south is the Tyrrhenian Sea, which includes the southern islands of the Tuscan archipelago, including the Isola del Giglio and the smaller islands of Giannutri and Formiche di Grosseto and Formica di Burano. The Tuscan Archipelago National Park extends over both the provinces of Grosseto and Livorno and includes the seven main islands of the Tuscan archipelago: Elba, Isola del Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giannutri, Gorgona and some of the smaller islands and rocky outcrops. The highest point of the park is Monte Capanne, at 1,019 meters (3,343 feet) high, on the island of Elba.
The Colline Metallifere (Colline Metallifere) flank the southern border with Lazio and contain the Maremma Natural Park, which also protects some of the remains of the large marshes that once covered the area. Other protected areas are the marshes of the Diaccia Botrona. The main rivers are the Ombrone, Fiora, Albegna, Pecora, Bruna, Merse, Lente, Farma and Chiarone. The coast between the Gulf of Follonica and the mouth of the Chiarone is dominated by blue waters and pine forests, and is home to places such as Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Puntone di Scarlino and Talamone. The lakes include the Accesa lake, the Burano lake, the San Floriano lake and the Acquato lake. Also noteworthy is the volcanic cone of Monte Amiata, Bandite di Scarlino (213 m), Promontory of Punta Ala and delle Rocchette (350 m), Monti dell'Uccellina (417 m), Monte Argentario (635 m) and Promontorio di Ansedonia ( 113 m).
There are 28 municipalities (singular: comune) in the province.
As of June 2014, the main municipalities by population are:
This is the complete list of municipalities in the province of Grosseto:
This is the complete list of hamlets (singular: hamlet) - cities and towns - in the province of Grosseto:
List of presidents of the province of Grosseto
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Grosseto
Map of Province of Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
- Castel del Piano
- Castiglione della Pescaia
- Isola del Giglio
- Magliano in Toscana
- Massa Marittima
- Monte Argentario
- Monterotondo Marittimo
- Santa Fiora