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Tuscany
Toscana
Region o Italy

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Coat of arms
Kintra Italy
Caipital Florence
Government
 • Preses Enrico Rossi (PD)
Area
 • Total 22,993 km2 (8,878 sq mi)
Population (01-01-2011)
 • Total 3,750,000
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym Tuscan
Citizenship[1]
 • Italian 93%
 • Albanie 2%
 • Romanie 1%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 106.1[2] billion (2008)
GDP per capita € 28,500[3] (2008)
NUTS Region ITC
Website www.regione.toscana.it

Tuscany (Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tosˈkaːna]) is a region in Italy. It haes an aurie o aboot 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) an a population o aboot 3.75 million inhabitants. The regional caipital is Florence (Firenze).

Tuscany is kent for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich airtistic legacy an its vast influence on heich cultur. Tuscany is widely regardit as the true birthplace o the Italian Renaissance, an haes been hame tae some o the maist influential fowk in the history o airts an science, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci, Luca Pacioli an Puccini. Due tae this, the region haes several museums (such as the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace an the Chianciano Museum o Airt). Tuscany haes a unique culinary tradition, an is famous for its wines (maist famous o which are Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano an Brunello di Montalcino).

Sax Tuscan localities hae been designatit Warld Heritage Steids: the historic centre o Florence (1982), the historical centre o Siena (1995), the square o the Cathedral o Pisa (1987), the historical centre o San Gimignano (1990), the historical centre o Pienza (1996) and the Val d'Orcia (2004). Furthermair, Tuscany haes ower 120 protectit natur reserves. This maks Tuscany an its caipital ceety Florence vera popular tourist destinations, attractin millions o tourists ivery year. Florence itsel receives an average o 10 million tourists a year, placin the ceety as ane o the maist visitit in the warld (in 2007, the ceety became the warld's 46t maist visitit ceety, wi ower 1.715 million arrivals).[4]

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tuscany is dividit intae ten provinces:

Province Aurie (km²) Population Density (inh./km²)
Province o Arezzo 3,232 345,547 106.9
Province o Florence 3,514 983,073 279.8
Province o Grosseto 4,504 225,142 50.0
Province o Livorno 1,218 340.387 279.5
Province o Lucca 1,773 389,495 219.7
Province o Massa an Carrara 1,157 203.449 175.8
Province o Pisa 2,448 409,251 167.2
Province o Pistoia 965 289,886 300.4
Province o Prato 365 246,307 674.8
Province o Siena 3,281 268,706 81.9


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