Montemonaco

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Montemonaco
Comune
Comune di Montemonaco
Torrioni on Montemonaco walls
Torrioni on Montemonaco walls
Coat of arms of Montemonaco
Coat of arms
Montemonaco is located in Italy
Montemonaco
Montemonaco
Location of Montemonaco in Italy
Coordinates: 42°54′N 13°20′E / 42.900°N 13.333°E / 42.900; 13.333Coordinates: 42°54′N 13°20′E / 42.900°N 13.333°E / 42.900; 13.333
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ascoli Piceno (AP)
Frazioni Altino, Ariconi, Cerqueto, Cese, Cittadella, Colleregnone, Collina, Ferrà, Foce, Isola San Biagio, Lanciatoio, Le Castagne, Le Vigne, Pescolle, Pignotti, Poggio di pietra, Rascio, Rivo Rosso, Rocca, Rocca da capo, Ropaga, San Giorgio all'Isola, San Lorenzo, Tofe, Vallefiume, Vallegrascia.
Government
 • Mayor Onorato Corbelli
Area
 • Total 67.52 km2 (26.07 sq mi)
Elevation 980 m (3,220 ft)
Population (28 February 2010)[1]
 • Total 658
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym Montemonachesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63048
Dialing code 0736
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day January 20

Montemonaco is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region Marche, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Ancona and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Ascoli Piceno. It is located within the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, along the valley of the Aso River, on a plateau facing the Monte Zampa and the Monte Sibilla. In the nearby are also the Monte Vettore and the Lago di Pilato.

Montemonaco borders the following municipalities: Arquata del Tronto, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Comunanza, Montefortino, Montegallo, Norcia. It takes its name from a Benedictines' monastery founded here around the 8th century.

References[edit]

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