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
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ascoli Piceno (AP)
Frazioni Altino, 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
 • Mayor Onorato Corbelli
Area
 • Total 67.52 km2 (26.07 sq mi)
Elevation 980 m (3,220 ft)
Population (28 February 2010)[1]
 • Total 658
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montemonachesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63048
Dialing code 0736
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day January 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.