Castelfidardo

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Castelfidardo
Comune di Castelfidardo
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Coat of arms of Castelfidardo
Coat of arms
Location of Castelfidardo
Castelfidardo is located in Italy
Castelfidardo
Castelfidardo
Location of Castelfidardo in Italy
Castelfidardo is located in Marche
Castelfidardo
Castelfidardo
Castelfidardo (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°13′N 13°23′E / 43.217°N 13.383°E / 43.217; 13.383
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceAncona (AN)
FrazioniAcquaviva, Campanari, Cerretano, Crocette, Figuretta, Fornaci, Sant'Agostino, San Rocchetto
Government
 • MayorRoberto Ascani
Area
 • Total33.39 km2 (12.89 sq mi)
Elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total18,601
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fidardensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
60022
Dialing code071
Patron saintSt. Victor
Saint dayMay 14
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelfidardo (Marchigiano: Castello) is a town and comune in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region of central-eastern Italy.

It is remembered for a Piedmontese victory over an army composed of foreign volunteers defending the Papal States, on September 18, 1860. The town's Museum of the Risorgimento, in the palazzo Mordini, commemorates the battle and places it in the wider context of the Risorgimento as a whole. It houses artifacts and documents of the period, including around 130 loans from private collections or other museums. In addition, Castelfidardo is home to a number of renaissance-era buildings, including 'il Palombarone` a 1580 construction which underwent extensive renovations in the early 21st century.[3]

Economy[edit]

Castelfidardo is the international capital of accordion builders. A variety of other musical instruments besides the accordion have been produced in the town since the 19th century, such as the armonica.

Twin towns[edit]

Sport[edit]

G.S.D. Castelfidardo Calcio is the Italian football of the city and was founded in 1944. Currently it plays in Italy's Serie D after the promotion from national play-off in the Eccellenza in the 2013-14 season.

Its home ground is Stadio G. Mancini with 2,000 seats. The team's colors are white and green.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Il Palombarone". Comune di Castelfidardo Villa Pace e Palombarone. Comune di Castelfidardo. Retrieved 20 May 2017.[permanent dead link]