Cupra Marittima

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Cupra Marittima
Comune di Cupra Marittima
View from the old town
View from the old town
Location of Cupra Marittima
Cupra Marittima is located in Italy
Cupra Marittima
Cupra Marittima
Location of Cupra Marittima in Italy
Cupra Marittima is located in Marche
Cupra Marittima
Cupra Marittima
Cupra Marittima (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°1′N 13°52′E / 43.017°N 13.867°E / 43.017; 13.867Coordinates: 43°1′N 13°52′E / 43.017°N 13.867°E / 43.017; 13.867
ProvinceProvince of Ascoli Piceno (AP)
 • MayorAlessio Piersimoni
 • Total17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
4 m (13 ft)
 • Total5,252
 • Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0735
Patron saintSaint Bassus (San Basso)
Saint dayDecember 5
WebsiteOfficial website

Cupra Marittima (Latin: Cupra Maritima)[3] is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ascoli Piceno[4] in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Ancona and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Ascoli Piceno. As of 1 January 2008, it had a population of 5,252 and an area of 17.2 square kilometres (6.6 sq mi).[5]

Cupra Marittima borders the following municipalities: Grottammare, Massignano, Ripatransone.


The settlement of Cupra Maritina existed near the current town, in the neighbourhood of an ancient temple of the Sabine goddess Cupra, which was restored by Hadrian in 127 CE. At the site, the remains of what was believed to be the temple were more probably those of the forum of the town, as is indicated by the discovery of fragments of a calendar and of a statue of Hadrian. Some statuettes of Juno were also among the finds. An inscription of a water reservoir erected in 7 BCE is also recorded. But the more ancient Picene town appears to have been situated near the hill of S. Andrea, a little way to the south, where pre-Roman tombs were discovered.[6]

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  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Richard J.A. Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-By-Map Directory. Vol. I. Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press. p. 608. ISBN 0691049459.
  4. ^ Harris, W. "Places: 413112 (Cupra Maritima)". Pleiades. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  5. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  6. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cupra". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 635.

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