Marche

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Marche
Region of Italy
Flag of Marche
Flag
Coat of arms of Marche
Coat of arms
Anthem: Inno delle Marche
Marches in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Capital Ancona
Government
 • President Luca Ceriscioli [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 9,401.38 km2 (3,629.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[3]
 • Total 1,538,055
 • Density 163.59885/km2 (423.7191/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
Website www.regione.marche.it

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
(km²)
Population[3]
(1 January 2017)
Density
(inh./km²)
Comuni
Ancona AN Ancona 1,963.22 474,124 241.5 47
Ascoli Piceno AP Ascoli Piceno 1,228.27 209,450 170.5 33
Fermo FM Fermo 862.77 174,849 202.7 40
Macerata MC Macerata 2,779.34 318,921 114.7 55
Pesaro e Urbino PU Pesaro 2,567.78 360,711 140.5 54
Total 9,401.38 1,538,055 163.6 229

Largest municipalities[change | change source]

The 10 communi with more people living in it are:

No. Communi Province Population[3]
(2017)
Area[6]
(km2)
Density
(inh./km2)
1 Ancona AN 100,696 124.84 806.6
2 Pesaro PU 94,813 126.77 747.9
3 Fano PU 60,852 121.84 499.4
4 Ascoli Piceno AP 49,203 158.02 311.4
5 San Benedetto del Tronto AP 47,420 18.00 2,634.4
6 Senigallia AN 44,706 117.77 379.6
7 Civitanova Marche MC 42,251 46.07 917.1
8 Macerata MC 42,209 92.53 456.2
9 Jesi AN 40,318 108.90 370.2
10 Fermo FM 37,396 124.53 300.3

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