Sassoferrato

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Sassoferrato
Comune
Comune di Sassoferrato
View of Montelago, a frazione of Sassoferrato.
View of Montelago, a frazione of Sassoferrato.
Coat of arms of Sassoferrato
Coat of arms
Sassoferrato within the Province of Ancona
Sassoferrato within the Province of Ancona
Sassoferrato is located in Italy
Sassoferrato
Sassoferrato
Location of Sassoferrato in Italy
Coordinates: 43°26′1″N 12°51′30″E / 43.43361°N 12.85833°E / 43.43361; 12.85833Coordinates: 43°26′1″N 12°51′30″E / 43.43361°N 12.85833°E / 43.43361; 12.85833
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Ugo Pesciarelli
Area
 • Total 135.24 km2 (52.22 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (May 2007)
 • Total 7,746
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Sassoferratesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60041
Dialing code 0732
Patron saint Blessed Ugo degli Atti
Saint day July 26
Website Official website

Sassoferrato is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy.

History[edit]

To the south of the town lie the ruins of the ancient Sentinum, on the Via Flaminia. The castle above the town is mentioned from the 11th century; the town belonged to the House of Este from 1208, later to the Atti family, becoming a free municipality in 1460 after the assassination of Luigi degli Atti.

Geography[edit]

Sassoferrato borders with the municipalities of Arcevia, Fabriano, Genga, Serra Sant'Abbondio (PU), Pergola (PU), Costacciaro (PG, Umbria) and Scheggia e Pascelupo (PG, Umbria).

Frazioni[edit]

Baruccio, Borgo Sassoferrato, Breccia di Venatura, Cabernardi, Ca' Boccolino, Camarano, Camazzocchi, Canderico, Cantarino, Caparucci, Capoggi, Casalvento, Case Aia, Castagna, Castagna Bassa, Castiglioni, Catobagli, Col Canino, Coldapi, Col della Noce, Doglio, Felcioni, Frassineta, Gaville, Giontarello, La Frasca, Liceto, Mandole, Montelago, Monterosso, Monterosso Stazione, Morello, Pantana, Perticano, Piagge, Piaggiasecca, Piano di Frassineta, Piano di Murazzano, Radicosa, Regedano, Rondinella, Rotondo, San Egidio, San Felice, San Giovanni, San Paolo, San Ugo, Sassoferrato Castello, Schioppetto, Scorzano, Sementana, Seriole, Serra San Facondino, Stavellina, Valdolmo, Valitosa, Venatura.

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Transportation[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Web page titled "Some words about the Institute" at the Istituto Internazionale di Studi Piceni website, retrieved May 24, 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Sassoferrato at Wikimedia Commons