Cingoli

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Cingoli
Comune
Comune di Cingoli
Palazzo Comunale (Townhall)
Palazzo Comunale (Townhall)
Coat of arms of Cingoli
Coat of arms
Cingoli is located in Italy
Cingoli
Cingoli
Location of Cingoli in Italy
Coordinates: 43°22′N 13°13′E / 43.367°N 13.217°E / 43.367; 13.217Coordinates: 43°22′N 13°13′E / 43.367°N 13.217°E / 43.367; 13.217
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Macerata (MC)
Frazioni Avenale, Botontano, Capo di Rio, Carciole, Castel Sant'Angelo, Castreccioni, Cervidone I, Cervidone II, Civitello, Colcerasa, Grottaccia, Lago Castreccioni, Marcucci,Moscosi, Mummuiola; Pian della Pieve, Piancavallino, Pozzo, Saltregna, San Faustino, San Flaviano, San Venanzo, San Vittore, Santa Maria del Rango, Santo Stefano, Strada, Torre, Torrone, Troviggiano, Valcarecce
Government
 • Mayor Gianfilippo Bacci (since 2004-06-14)
Area
 • Total 147 km2 (57 sq mi)
Elevation 631 m (2,070 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 10,540
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym Cingolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62011
Dialing code 0733
Patron saint St. Patrick
Saint day March 17
Website Official website

Cingoli is a town and comune of the Marches, Italy, in the province of Macerata, about 27 kilometres (17 mi) by road from the town of Macerata. It is the birthplace of Pope Pius VIII.

History[edit]

The town occupies the site of the ancient Cingulum, a town of Picenum, founded and strongly fortified by Julius Caesar's lieutenant Titus Labienus (probably on the site of an earlier village) in 63 BCE at his own expense. Its lofty position at an elevation of about 650 metres (2,130 ft) made it of some importance in the civil wars, but otherwise little is heard of it. Under the Roman Empire it was a municipium.

Main sights[edit]

The Gothic church of S. Esuperanzio contains interesting works of art. Cingoli is also known as the "Balcony of Marche" ("Il Balcone delle Marche")[1] because of its belvedere (viewpoint) from which, on a clear day, the sight may encompass all of the Marche and further across the Adriatic Sea to the Croatian mountain tops.

View of the Marche landscape from the Balcone delle Marche viewpoint

Sport[edit]

Cingoli has been host to the Italian Sidecarcross Grand Prix a number times[2] and will be hosting it again in 2010, on 16 May.[3]

References[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

  1. ^ Official site of Cingoli
  2. ^ VENUES USED IN GP 1971-2005 The John Davy Pages, accessed: 2 November 2009
  3. ^ FIM Sidecarcross World Championship - 2010 Calendar FIM website, accessed: 30 October 2009

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