Comune di Fucecchio

Coat of arms

Location of Fucecchio in Italy

Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Florence (FI)
Frazioni Galleno, Le Botteghe, Massarella, Pinete, Ponte a Cappiano, Querce, San Pierino, Torre
  Mayor Claudio Toni
  Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
  Total 22,297
  Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fucecchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50054
Dialing code 0571
Patron saint St. Candidus
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Fucecchio is a town and comune of the province of Firenze in the Italian region of Tuscany. The main economical resources of the city are the leather industries, shoes industry and other manufacturing activities, although in the recent years their number has been decreasing because of a slight recession started.

The medieval town of Fucecchio is mentioned frequently in the opera Gianni Schicchi (1917) by Giacomo Puccini - one character, Simone, was once its podestà, and some of the estates to be distributed are situated there.

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