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Region of Italy
Flag of Marche
Coat of arms of Marche
Coat of arms
Anthem: Inno delle Marche
Marches in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Capital Ancona
 • President Luca Ceriscioli [1]
 • Total 9,401.38 km2 (3,629.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total 1,543,752
 • Density 164.20483/km2 (425.2886/sq mi)
Demonym(s) marchigiano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 41.7[4] billion (2010)
NUTS Region ITE3

Marche is one of the twenty regions of Italy, in Central Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is the city of Ancona.

Geography[change | change source]

The region is located in Central Italy bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Marche is the 15th largest region in Italy, with a total area of 9,401.38 km2 (3,629.9 sq mi).[2] The main rivers in the region are:

The Nera river is 116 km (72.1 mi) long but is a tributary of the Tiber and flows mainly in the Lazio region.

The highest mountain in the region is Monte Vettore, in the Ascoli Piceno province, with an altitude of 2,476 m (8,123 ft).[5]

Provinces[change | change source]

The region is divided into five provinces:

Province Abbreviation Capital Area
(1 January 2016)
Ancona AN Ancona 1,963.22 476,192 242.6 47
Ascoli Piceno AP Ascoli Piceno 1,228.27 210,066 171.0 33
Fermo FM Fermo 862.77 175,625 203.6 40
Macerata MC Macerata 2,779.34 320,308 115.2 55
Pesaro e Urbino PU Pesaro 2,567.78 361,561 140.8 54
Total 9,401.38 1,543,752 1,227.9 229

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Coordinates: 43°37′00″N 13°31′00″E / 43.6166667°N 13.5166667°E / 43.6166667; 13.5166667