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Gavorrano
—  Comune  —
Comune di Gavorrano

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Gavorrano is located in Italy
Gavorrano
Location of Gavorrano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°55′30″N 10°54′36″E / 42.925°N 10.91°E / 42.925; 10.91Coordinates: 42°55′30″N 10°54′36″E / 42.925°N 10.91°E / 42.925; 10.91
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Frazioni Bagno di Gavorrano, Caldana, Filare, Ravi, Giuncarico
Government
 - Mayor Alessandro Fabbrizzi
Area
 - Total 164.04 km2 (63.3 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 - Total 8,517
 - Density 51.9/km2 (134.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym Gavorranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58023
Dialing code 0566
Patron saint St. Iulianus
Saint day August 28
Website Official website

Gavorrano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 km southwest of Florence and about 25 km northwest of Grosseto.

Gavorrano borders the following municipalities: Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Massa Marittima, Roccastrada, Scarlino.

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History

Gavorrano was founded in the 11th century as a possession of the Bishop of Roselle, and later of the Alberti, the Pannocchieschi and the Republic of Siena. In the 16th century it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In 1898 here was discovered one of the largest mines of pyrite in Europe.

Demographic evolution

Main sights

  • Church of San Biagio, in Caldana
  • Oratorio di Sant'Antonio da Padova, in Caldana
  • Remains of Castel di Pietra ("Stone Castle"), built by the Aldobrandeschi, in Gavorrano

References

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

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