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Italian NameToscana
Region CoaCoat of arms of Tuscany.svg
Coa Size60px
FlagFlag of Tuscany.svg
Area Rank5th
Area Percent7.6
Pop Rank9th
Pop Percent6.2
Pop Date01-01-2011
Population DemonymTuscan
Citizenship It93%
Citizenship 2 TitleAlbanian
Citizenship 2 Info2%
Citizenship 3 TitleRomanian
Citizenship 3 Info1%
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita28,500
GDP Cap Year2008
LeaderEnrico Rossi
Leader PartyPD

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Tuscany ( , -ittosˈkaːnapron) is a region in Italy. It has an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.75 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).

Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and its vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of arts and science, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci, Luca Pacioli and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums (such as the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace and the Chianciano Museum of Art). Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino).

Six Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982), the historical centre of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990), the historical centre of Pienza (1996) and the Val d'Orcia (2004). Furthermore, Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves. This makes Tuscany and its capital city Florence very popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of tourists every year. Florence itself receives an average of 10 million tourists a year by placing the city as one of the most visited in the world (in 2007, the city became the world's 46th most visited city, with over 1.715 million arrivals).

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