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Cecina

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>Cecina (ZIP code 57023) is 55,9 kilometers far from Livorno, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Cecina has a population of 26.355 inhabitants (Cecinesi) and a surface of 42,48 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 620,41 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 15 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Piazza Carducci 28, phone ++39 0586 - 611111, fax ++39 0586 - 611208: the E-Mail address is p.pacini@comune.cecina.li.it.

Population: The municipality of Cecina had a popolation of 24.636 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 26.355 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of 6,98% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 10.660 families with an average of 2,47 people per family.

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 7 and 107 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 100 metres.

Work and workers:There are 566 industrial firms employing 2.069 people that are the 24,29% of the total of the workers. There are 826 service firms employing 1.880 people that are the 22,07% of the total of the workers. There are also 789 firms employing 2.746 people that are the 32,24% of the total of the workers. There are also 112 administrative offices emplying 1.822 workers that are the 21,39% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 8.517 workers, that are the 32,32% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Cecina rises on the left bank of the homonymous Cecina river.

The town is an important agricultural and industrial centre also famous for the bathing tourism and for several fine artisan activities.

The first settlements in the area of Cecina go back to the Etruscan Age, but there are no certain data about the next development of the area until the Roman Age.

During the Roman Age the Consul Albino Cecina, descending from an ancient Etruscan family, ordered the building of a villa near the resort of San Vincenzino, close to the sea, today well known as Villa Albino Cecina. The remains of that villa testify the ancient occupation of the place.

Short is also the documentation about the development of the town from the Roman Age to the nineteenth century: Cecina is considered as a modern town whose development as an urban centre goes back to the nineteenth century.

Since 1852 the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany started the first attempts for the reclamation of the surrounding area in order to make it farmable. The Grand Duke started in that way an economic and urban increasing protracted until today: the town of Cecina was born officially in 1852.

In 1861 Cecina was added to the Reign of Italy by the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.

The place name of Cecina was quoted by the famous poet Dante Alighieri in its play known as Divina Commedia (Hell, poem XIII, 7) who identified the borders of the Maremma just between Cecina and Corneto.

Among the most important monuments in Cecina we point out here the Parco Archeologico di San Vincenzino (Archaeological Park of Saint Vincenzino), the Villa Albino Cecina (Albino Cecina Villa) and the Antiquarium civico (Civic Antiquarium).

Among the most interesting celebrations taking place in Cecina we point out the "Targa Cecina" periodically organized on the end of summer. During the celebration there are a parade of allegorical carts and a horse race.