Porto San Giorgio

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Porto San Giorgio
Comune
Comune di Porto San Giorgio
Coat of arms of Porto San Giorgio
Coat of arms
Porto San Giorgio is located in Italy
Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio
Location of Porto San Giorgio in Italy
Coordinates: 43°11′N 13°48′E / 43.183°N 13.800°E / 43.183; 13.800Coordinates: 43°11′N 13°48′E / 43.183°N 13.800°E / 43.183; 13.800
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Fermo (FM)
Government
 • Mayor Nicola Loira (PD)
Area
 • Total 8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 16,201
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Demonym Sangiorgesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63822
Dialing code 0734
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23)
Website Official website

Porto San Giorgio is a comune (town or municipality) in the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region of Italy. It has approximately 16,500 inhabitants and it is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

History[edit]

Already famous at the times of Pliny the Elder as Navale Firmanorum and cited by Strabo and in the Tabula Peutingeriana as Castrum Firmanorum (Citadel of Fermo), it was bound to the development of the port of Fermo, probably situated to the estuary of the Ete river and connected to the city of Fermo by the Pompeiana road.

Railways[edit]

Porto San Giorgio is on the Ancona-Pescara railway line of the Ferrovie dello Stato.

Porto San Giorgio was connected to Amandola through a 56-kilometre (35 mi) narrow gauge railway with 950-millimetre (37 in) track, the so-called "Italian gauge", which was disabled in 1956.

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]