Mercatello sul Metauro

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Mercatello sul Metauro
Comune
Comune di Mercatello sul Metauro
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Coat of arms of Mercatello sul Metauro
Coat of arms
Mercatello sul Metauro is located in Italy
Mercatello sul Metauro
Mercatello sul Metauro
Location of Mercatello sul Metauro in Italy
Coordinates: 43°39′N 12°20′E / 43.650°N 12.333°E / 43.650; 12.333Coordinates: 43°39′N 12°20′E / 43.650°N 12.333°E / 43.650; 12.333
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
Frazioni Castello della Pieve
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Pistola
Area
 • Total 68.6 km2 (26.5 sq mi)
Elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Population (28 February 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,494
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym Mercatellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61040
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint S.ta Veronica
Saint day 9 July
Website Official website

Mercatello sul Metauro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Ancona and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Economy is mostly based on agriculture and sheep husbandry.

History[edit]

Mercatello is known as a settlement of the Umbri in the 12th century BC. Later it was conquered by the ancient Romans; destroyed during the barbaric invasions, it was rebuilt by the Lombards in the 6th century as Pieve d'Ico. First under Città di Castello and Massa Trabaria (9th century), it was turned into an autonomous fortified communee in 1235 by Pope Gregory IX. In 1437 it was annexed to the Duchy of Urbino; in 1636 it became part of the Papal States.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.