Sirolo

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Sirolo
Comune
Comune di Sirolo
Sirolo is located in Italy
Sirolo
Sirolo
Location of Sirolo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°32′N 13°37′E / 43.533°N 13.617°E / 43.533; 13.617Coordinates: 43°32′N 13°37′E / 43.533°N 13.617°E / 43.533; 13.617
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Frazioni Coppo, Fonte d'Olio, Madonnina, San Lorenzo
Area
 • Total 16.68 km2 (6.44 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (February 2009)
 • Total 3,747
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60020
Dialing code 071
Patron saint Saint Nicholas
Saint day 9 May
Website Official website

Sirolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region of Marche. As of 28 February 2009 it had a population of 3,747 inhabitants and an area of 16.68 square kilometres (6.44 sq mi).

The town is situated near Monte Conero and in medieval times it was a castle which belonged to the Conti Cortesi family. It is a tourist destination, especially in summer times and it has been awarded one of the eleven blue flags in the region of Marche. It features a restored medieval town centre, which culminates with a particular little square with view on the sea and on the Monte Conero. It also regularly hosts Miss Italia which provides much entertainment. Being a relatively popular tourist destination, it has many restaurants and bars. From the main piazza there is a 10-minute walk to the beautiful beach.

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