Pisa

Pisa (/ˈpzə/ PEE-zə, Italian: [ˈpiːza] (listen) or [ˈpiːsa][4]) is a city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.

Pisa
Comune di Pisa
Historic centre of Pisa on river Arno
Location of Pisa
Pisa
Location of Pisa in Italy
Pisa
Pisa (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°43′N 10°24′E
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
FrazioniCalambrone, Coltano, Marina di Pisa, San Piero a Grado, Tirrenia
Government
  MayorMichele Conti
Area
  Total185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (January 1, 2015)[2]
  Total91,104[3]
Demonym(s)Pisano
Pisan (English)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56121–56128
ISTAT code050026
Patron saintSan Ranieri
Saint dayJune 17
WebsiteOfficial website

The city is also home to the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, as the best-sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.[5]