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Castel Focognano

Comune Province of Arezzo Tuscany
Castel Focognano
Comune di Castel Focognano
Panorama of Castel Focognano
Panorama of Castel Focognano
Coat of arms of Castel Focognano
Coat of arms
Location of Castel Focognano
Castel Focognano is located in Italy
Castel Focognano
Castel Focognano
Location of Castel Focognano in Italy
Castel Focognano is located in Tuscany
Castel Focognano
Castel Focognano
Castel Focognano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°E / 43.65389; 11.83722Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 11°50′14″E / 43.65389°N 11.83722°E / 43.65389; 11.83722
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
FrazioniRassina (capital), Calleta, Carda, Castel Focognano, Ornina, Pieve a Socana, Salutio, Zenna
Government
 • MayorMassimiliano Sestin
Area
 • Total56.63 km2 (21.86 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[2]
 • Total3,102
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Focognanesi or Rassinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
52016
Dialing code0575
Patron saintSt. Martin of Tours
Saint day11 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Castel Focognano is comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy.

The comune lies in the Casentino valley on the left bank of the River Arno. Although it is named after a village on the slopes of the Alpe di Catenaia, the municipal seat is in the industrial town of Rassina.

History

During World War II Rassina was home for many American soldiers who were hiding or preparing the offensive on the German army.

Many people were killed while fighting with Fascist soldiers.

In 1992 Rassina was completely flooded by the Arno river.

Economy

Today Rassina is expanding and is becoming one of Casentino's leading industrial centres. It is home to one of Europe's largest cement works.

Twin towns



  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.