Castelfidardo

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Castelfidardo
Comune
Comune di Castelfidardo
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Coat of arms of Castelfidardo
Coat of arms
Castelfidardo is located in Italy
Castelfidardo
Castelfidardo
Location of Castelfidardo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°13′N 13°23′E / 43.217°N 13.383°E / 43.217; 13.383
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Frazioni Acquaviva, Campanari, Cerretano, Crocette, Figuretta, Fornaci, Sant'Agostino, San Rocchetto
Government
 • Mayor Mirco Soprani
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (28 February 2009)
 • Total 18,600
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym Fidardensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60022
Dialing code 071
Patron saint San Vittore
Saint day May 14
Website Official website

Castelfidardo (Marchigiano: Castello) is a town and comune in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region of central-eastern Italy.

It is particularly remembered for a Sardinian victory over a papal army composed of foreign volunteers defending the Papal States, on September 18, 1860. The town's Museum of the Risorgimento, in the palazzo Mordini, commemorates the battle and places it in the wider context of the Risorgimento as a whole. It houses artifacts and documents of the period, including around 130 loans from private collections or other museums.

Famous products[edit]

Castelfidardo is also known as the international capital of accordion builders. A variety of other musical instruments besides the accordion have been produced in the town since the 19th century, such as the armonica.

Twin towns[edit]