Force, Marche

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Force
Comune di Force
Panorama di Force.jpg
Location of Force
Force is located in Italy
Force
Force
Location of Force in Italy
Force is located in Marche
Force
Force
Force (Marche)
Coordinates: 42°58′N 13°29′E / 42.967°N 13.483°E / 42.967; 13.483
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceAscoli Piceno (AP)
FrazioniMontecchio, Montemoro, Quinzano
Government
 • MayorAugusto Curti
Area
 • Total34.31 km2 (13.25 sq mi)
Elevation
689 m (2,260 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,278
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Forcesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63086
Dialing code0736
WebsiteOfficial website

Force is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Ancona and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Ascoli Piceno.

The name of "Force" derive from the Italian word for "pitchfork", as it is located between the valleys of the rivers Aso, Tesino and Tronto. The settlement dates back to the 5th century AD, when, because of the barbarian invasions, peoples from neighboring hamlets found shelter because of its strategic defensive position.

Sights include the Cottage Verrucci (1936), and the Convent of the Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta.

Activities in the town include processing of copper.

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.