Santa Maria degli Angeli (Assisi)

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Santa Maria degli Angeli
Frazione
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Santa Maria degli Angeli is located in Italy
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Coordinates: 43°03′32″N 12°34′41″E / 43.05889°N 12.57806°E / 43.05889; 12.57806Coordinates: 43°03′32″N 12°34′41″E / 43.05889°N 12.57806°E / 43.05889; 12.57806
Country  Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia
Comune Assisi
Elevation[1] 218 m (715 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 6,665
Demonym Angelani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 06081
Area code(s) 075

Santa Maria degli Angeli is a frazione of the comune of Assisi in the Province of Perugia, Umbria, central Italy. It stands at an elevation of 218 metres above sea level. At the time of the Istat census of 2001 it had 6665 inhabitants,[1] and is located c. 4 km south from Assisi. The name of the city was used by the Spanish Franciscan missionaries as the name of Los Angeles, now one of the largest cities of the United States.

It is home to the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which includes the Porziuncola, the most sacred place of the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic Church. St. Francis of Assisi himself died here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tavola: Popolazione residente per sesso - Perugia (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001.". Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved September 4, 2009.