Province of Siena

Tuscany, Italy

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Province of Siena
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266 621

About Province of Siena

The Province of Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Siena.

Geography

The province is divided into seven historical areas:

Alta Val d'Elsa

Sienese Chianti

The urban area of (Monteriggioni and Siena)

Val di Merse

Crete senesi Val d'Arbia

Sienese Val di Chiana

Val d'Orcia and Amiata

The area is hilly: to the north are the Chianti hills; Mount Amiata is the highest point at 1,738 meters (5,702 feet); and in the south is Monte Cetona. To the west are the Colline Metallifere ("Colline Metallifere"), while the Val di Chiana is located to the east.

Historically, the province corresponds to the north-eastern part of the former Republic of Siena.

The main occupations are agricultural culture (wheat, grapes and fruit) and silk. The wine known as Chianti is produced here and in other parts of Tuscany: the Chianti Colli Senesi, however, is limited to this province.

In addition to the city of Siena, the main cities are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montepulciano, Chiusi and San Gimignano.

Common

There are 35 municipalities (singular: comune) in the province .

The main municipalities by population, starting from 2015 , are:

This is the complete list of municipalities in the province of Siena:

Government

List of Presidents of the Province of Siena

Source: Wikipedia
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Siena