Province of Siena

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Province of Siena
Palazzo Reale in Siena, the provincial seat.
Palazzo Reale in Siena, the provincial seat.
Coat of arms of Province of Siena
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Country Italy
RegionTuscany
Capital(s)Siena
Comuni35
Government
 • PresidentSilvio Franceschelli (PD)
Area
 • Total3,821 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
Population
(30 June 2016)
 • Total268,660
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53010-53015, 53017-53025, 53027,
53030-53031, 53034-53037, 53040-53043,
53045, 53047-53049, 53100
Telephone prefix0577, 0578
Vehicle registrationSI
ISTAT052

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[edit]

The province is divided into seven historical areas:

The area is a hilly one: in the north is Colline del Chianti; Monte Amiata is the highest point at 1,738 metres (5,702 ft); and in the south is Monte Cetona. To the west are the Colline Metallifere (“Metalliferous Hills”), whilst the Val di Chiana lies to east.

Historically, the province corresponds to the northeastern portion of the former Republic of Siena.

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

Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montepulciano, Chiusi, and San Gimignano.

Val d'Orcia with Monte Amiata, view to the west from La Foce

Comuni[edit]

There are 35 comuni (singular: comune) in the province [1].

The main comuni by population, As of 2015, are:

Comune Population
Siena 53,893
Poggibonsi 29,634
Colle di Val d'Elsa 21,314
Montepulciano 13,883
Sinalunga 12,482
Chiusi 8,826

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

Government[edit]

List of Presidents of the Province of Siena[edit]

  President Term start Term end Party
Giordano Chechi 12 July 1985 15 July 1990 Italian Communist Party
Alessandro Starnini 18 July 1990 24 April 1995 Democratic Party of the Left
24 April 1995 14 June 1999
Fabio Ceccherini 14 June 1999 14 June 2004 Democrats of the Left
Democratic Party
14 June 2004 8 June 2009
Simone Bezzini 8 June 2009 12 October 2014 Democratic Party
Fabrizio Nepi 12 October 2014 31 October 2018 Democratic Party
Silvio Franceschelli 31 October 2018 Incumbent Democratic Party

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Coordinates: 43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333