Montemonaco

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Montemonaco
Comune
Comune di Montemonaco
Torrioni on Montemonaco walls
Torrioni on Montemonaco walls
Coat of arms of Montemonaco
Coat of arms
Montemonaco is located in Italy
Montemonaco
Montemonaco
Location of Montemonaco in Italy
Coordinates: 42°54′N 13°20′E / 42.900°N 13.333°E / 42.900; 13.333Coordinates: 42°54′N 13°20′E / 42.900°N 13.333°E / 42.900; 13.333
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceAscoli Piceno (AP)
FrazioniAltino, Ariconi, Cerqueto, Cese, Cittadella, Colleregnone, Collina, Ferrà, Foce, Isola San Biagio, Lanciatoio, Le Castagne, Le Vigne, Pescolle, Pignotti, Poggio di pietra, Rascio, Rivo Rosso, Rocca, Rocca da capo, Ropaga, San Giorgio all'Isola, San Lorenzo, Tofe, Vallefiume, Vallegrascia.
Government
 • MayorOnorato Corbelli
Area
 • Total67.52 km2 (26.07 sq mi)
Elevation980 m (3,220 ft)
Population (28 February 2010)[1]
 • Total658
 • Density9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montemonachesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code63048
Dialing code0736
Patron saintSt. Sebastian
Saint dayJanuary 20

Montemonaco is a town and comune (municipality) in Marche region , located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-east from Rome. It is located within Sibillini Mountains, along Aso valley, on a plateau facing the Mount Zampa and Mount Sibilla. Nearby are located Mount Vector and the Pilatus Lake.

Slightly involved in recent earthquakes, Montemonaco ("MonkMount") takes its name from a Benedictine monastery founded here around the 8th century.

References[edit]

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