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Campagnatico

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Campagnatico (ZIP code 58042) is 23,9 kilometers far from Grosseto, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Campagnatico has a population of 2.421 inhabitants (Campagnatichesi) and a surface of 162,48 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 14,90 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 275 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Piazza G. Garibaldi 2, phone ++39 0564 - 996711, fax ++39 0564 - 996727: the E-Mail address is protocollo@comunedicampagnatico.it.

Population: The municipality of Campagnatico had a popolation of 2.471 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 2.421 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of -2,02% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 951 families with an average of 2,55 people per family.

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 15 and 616 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 601 metres.

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Work and workers:There are 54 industrial firms employing 188 people that are the 37,75% of the total of the workers. There are 50 service firms employing 96 people that are the 19,28% of the total of the workers. There are also 55 firms employing 177 people that are the 35,54% of the total of the workers. There are also 12 administrative offices emplying 37 workers that are the 7,43% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 498 workers, that are the 20,57% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Campagnatico rises in the Maremma area.

The local economy is mainly based on the breeding of bovines and ovines.

The place name comes from the Latin proper name of person "Campanius", to which the suffix "-aticus" (meaning "belonging") was added.

The foundation of the village of Campagnatico occurred during the XI-th century, when it was under the jurisdiction of Longbard family of the Aldobrandeschi's Counts, who dominated the territory up to the XIII-th century.

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After the murdered of the Count Oberto, occurred on 1249, and the wedding of a member of the Tolomei's family with the last Aldobrandeschi's descendant, the Tolomei family imposed its influence on the village.

The Tolomeis family dominated Campagnatico up to the affirmation of the power of Siena on the whole area. In 1282 the Republic of Siena annexed Campagnatico to its domains and from then the history of the village was joined to the Siena's one.

The domination of Siena was shortly interrupted in 1363, when the village was occupied by the commander Niccolò di Montefeltro.

During the next years the village of Campagnatico followed the chances of the Republic of Siena that, subduing an heavy defeat on 1554 by the Florentine army, entered to the domains of the Republic of Florence, being this latter under the Medici's Grand Dukedom.

During the Florentine domination Campagnatico experienced a flourishing period of economic and population growing thanks to the policy of the Lorena's Dukes, who in the XVIII-th century came for heritance to the power.

The reforms of Pietro Leopoldo of Lorena aimed both to restore the urban plant and the ancient buildings and also to a develop the agricultural and trading activities.

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At the beginning of the XIX-th century the territory of Campagnatico was invaded by the French army of Napoleone Bonaparte who occupied the territory until 1814, when Campagnatico was again assigned to the Tuscan Grand Dukedom.

In 1861 Campagnatico was annexed to the Reign of Italy by the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.

Among the most interesting monuments to see in Campagnatico we point out here the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Saint John Baptist Church), the Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot Church) and the Chiesa di Santa Maria (Saint Mary Church).

Among the numerous celebrations periodically taking place in Campagnatico we remind here the show "Summer in Campagnatico" held yearly from July 30th to August 8th. During the celebration numerous festivals, musical and theatrical shows and sport races take place, like the "Snail Festival", "Strozzaprete noodles Festival", a "Show Market of Antique" and the cycling race entitled to "Umberto Aldobrandeschi", who wrote a "History of Campagnatico" thus being quoted by the famous poet Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy (Purgatory, XI).