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Vagli Sotto

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Inhabitants in 1991: 1.325

The territory of Vagli Sotto extends for 41,02 square kilometres in the valley of the river Edrom, in the Garfagnana. It reached its present day aspect in 1929, when the district of Arni was detached and aggregated to the municipality of Stazzema.

Subjected to the dominion of the Careggine in the middle centuries of the Medieval, the municipal territory became part of the republic of Lucca in the middle of the 1200 and then in 1451 it was consigned to the Estensi, remaining in the Emiliano State until the Unity of Italy. The episode most relevant to the recent history of the municipality was verified in 1953; when the construction of the Vagli Dam was finished, the valley of the river Edron was transformed into a Hydroelectric basin and the settlement of Fabbrica di Careggine with the stretch of plains which was of the best agricultural land was submerged.

Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford

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