Serravalle (San Marino)

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The castle of Serravalle
The castle of Serravalle
Flag of Serravalle
Coat of arms of Serravalle
Coat of arms
Serravalle's location in San Marino
Serravalle's location in San Marino
Serravalle is located in San Marino
Serravalle's location in San Marino
Coordinates: 43°58′9.98″N 12°28′42.12″E / 43.9694389°N 12.4783667°E / 43.9694389; 12.4783667
Country  San Marino
 • Capitano Leandro Maiani (since 2009)
 • Total 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (31 October 2013)
 • Total 10,591
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47899

Serravalle is a castello located in the European republic of San Marino. With a population of 10,591 inhabitants (of that a scarce 2,000 are of foreign origin, conditions 2006) and a surface of 10.53 km², it is not only the most densely populated municipality in San Marino, but it also contains its largest city (Dogana). Serravalle is located on the edge of the Apennines Mountains.


The town borders on San Marinese municipalities of Domagnano and Borgo Maggiore and the Italian municipalities Verucchio, Rimini and Coriano. Serravalle counts a surrounding quarter named Galazzano, where the weather station and an industrial area are located.[1]


First mentioned in a 962 document, in medieval times this town was called Castrum Olnani (after named Olnano), the village of the elm trees. Serravalle attached to San Marino in 1463, during the last territorial expansion of the Republic. Its current name is derived from the Italian words serra (mountain range) and valle (valley).


Serravalle has 8 parishes[2] (curazie):

Points of interest[edit]

  • Chiesa di Sant Andrea (Saint Andrea's Church), built in 1824 by Luigi Fonti
  • Olympic stadium, not actually a stadium built to house the Olympics, but rather to house local San Marino football games


External links[edit]

Media related to Serravalle at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 43°58′9.98″N 12°28′42.12″E / 43.9694389°N 12.4783667°E / 43.9694389; 12.4783667