Fermo

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Fermo
Città di Fermo
Panorama of Fermo.
Panorama of Fermo.
Fermo in the province
Fermo in the province of Fermo.
Location of Fermo
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Coordinates: 43°09′39″N 13°42′57″E / 43.16083°N 13.71583°E / 43.16083; 13.71583Coordinates: 43°09′39″N 13°42′57″E / 43.16083°N 13.71583°E / 43.16083; 13.71583
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceProvince of Fermo (FM)
Frazionisee list
Government
 • MayorPaolo Calcinaro
Area
 • Total124.53 km2 (48.08 sq mi)
Elevation319 m (1,047 ft)
Highest elevation
319 m (1,047 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total37,238
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fermani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63023
Dialing code0734
Patron saintSt. Maria Assunta
Saint day15 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Fermo (Italian: Firmum Picenum) is a comune and city in the Marche region, in central Italy. Fermo is the capital of the province of Fermo.

Fermo is on a hill only a few miles from the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is region with a high population density near seaports like Porto San Giorgio and Porto Sant'Elpidio.

Geography[change | change source]

Fermo is on a hill, the Sabulo, 319 m (1,047 ft) high, at about 6 km (3.7 mi) from the Adriatic Sea. It has an area of 124.53 km2 (48.08 sq mi) and its altitude is 319 m (1,047 ft).

The comune borders with the following comuniː Altidona, Lapedona and Monterubbiano to the south; Ponzano di Fermo to the southwest; Grottazzolina, Magliano di Tenna and Rapagnano to the west; Torre San Patrizio to the northwest; Monte Urano, Sant'Elpidio a Mare and Porto Sant'Elpidio to the north. To the east is Porto San Giorgio and the Adriatic Sea.

The comune has two small exclavesː the largest (Gabbiano) has an area of 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi) and is surrounded by Mogliano (province of Macerata), Francavilla d'Ete, Massa Fermana and Montegiorgio; and the smallest (Boara) has an area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi) and is surrounded by Montegiorgio, Magliano di Tenna, Grottazzolina and Belmonte Piceno.

Frazioni[change | change source]

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Fermoː Camera, Campiglione, Cantagallo, Casabianca, Capodarco, Cartiera di Tenna, Concerie, Contrada Boara, Ete Palazzina, Faleriense, Gabbiano, Girola, Lido di Fermo, Madonnetta d'Ete, Marina Palmense, Moie, Molini Tenna, Montesecco, Montone, Parete, Pompeiana, Ponte Ete Vivo, Sacri Cuori, Salette, Salvano, San Biagio, San Girolamo, San Lorenzo, San Marco, San Michele, Lido San Tommaso, Torre di Palme and Villa San Claudio.

Population[change | change source]

There are 37,396 persons living in the comune in 2017,[4] for a population density of 300.3 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

The people from this comune are known, in Italian, as fermani.

Twinned towns[change | change source]

Fermo is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Comune di Fermo" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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