Porto San Giorgio

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Porto San Giorgio
Comune di Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio plaza
Porto San Giorgio plaza
Coat of arms of Porto San Giorgio
Coat of arms
Comune location in the Province of Fermo
Comune location in the Province of Fermo
Location of Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio is located in Italy
Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio
Location of Porto San Giorgio in Italy
Porto San Giorgio is located in Marche
Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio
Porto San Giorgio (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°11′N 13°48′E / 43.183°N 13.800°E / 43.183; 13.800Coordinates: 43°11′N 13°48′E / 43.183°N 13.800°E / 43.183; 13.800
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceFermo (FM)
Government
 • MayorNicola Loira (PD)
Area
 • Total8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
(31 December 2016)
 • Total16,066
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sangiorgesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63822
Dialing code0734
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23)
WebsiteOfficial website

Porto San Giorgio is a comune (town or municipality) in the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region of Italy. It has approximately 16,000 inhabitants and it is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

History[edit]

Already famous at the times of Pliny the Elder as Navale Firmanorum and cited by Strabo and in the Tabula Peutingeriana as Castrum Firmanorum (Citadel of Fermo),[1] it was bound to the development of the port of Fermo, probably situated to the estuary of the Ete river and connected to the city of Fermo by the Pompeiana road.

Railways[edit]

The Porto San Giorgio-Fermo station is on the Ancona-Pescara railway line of the Ferrovie dello Stato.

Porto San Giorgio was connected to Amandola through a 56-kilometre (35 mi) narrow gauge railway with 950-millimetre (37 in) track, the so-called "Italian gauge", which was disabled in 1956.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

The Chiesa di San Giorgio was completed in 1834.

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'Universo (in Italian). Istituto geografico militare. 1980. p. 293.
  2. ^ Atti del XXXVIII Convegno di studi maceratesi, Abbadia di Fiastra, Tolentino, 23-24 Novembre 2002 (in Italian). Centro di studi storici maceratesi. 2004. p. 138.