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Fermo
Comune
Città di Fermo
Panorama of Fermo.
Panorama of Fermo.
Location of Fermo in Italy
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Province of Fermo (FM)
Area
 • Total 124.53 km2 (48.08 sq mi)
Elevation 319 m (1,047 ft)
Highest elevation 319 m (1,047 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 37,728
 • Density 302.963/km2 (784.67/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fermani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63023
Dialing code 0734
Patron saint St. Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August
Website Official website

Fermo (Italian: Firmum Picenum) is a comune and city in the Marche region, in central Italy. Fermo is the capital of the province of Fermo.

Fermo is on a hill only a few miles from the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is region with a high population density near seaports like Porto San Giorgio and Porto Sant'Elpidio.

Geography

Fermo is on a hill, the Sabulo, 319 m (1,047 ft) high, at about 6 km (3.7 mi) from the Adriatic Sea. It has an area of 124.53 km2 (48.08 sq mi) and its altitude is 319 m (1,047 ft).

The comune borders with the following comuniː Altidona, Lapedona and Monterubbiano to the south; Ponzano di Fermo to the southwest; Grottazzolina, Magliano di Tenna and Rapagnano to the west; Torre San Patrizio to the northwest; Monte Urano, Sant'Elpidio a Mare and Porto Sant'Elpidio to the north. To the east is Porto San Giorgio and the Adriatic Sea.

The comune has two small exclavesː the largest (Gabbiano) has an area of 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi) and is surrounded by Mogliano (province of Macerata), Francavilla d'Ete, Massa Fermana and Montegiorgio; and the smallest (Boara) has an area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi) and is surrounded by Montegiorgio, Magliano di Tenna, Grottazzolina and Belmonte Piceno.

Frazioni

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Fermoː Camera, Campiglione, Cantagallo, Casabianca, Capodarco, Cartiera di Tenna, Concerie, Contrada Boara, Ete Palazzina, Faleriense, Gabbiano, Girola, Lido di Fermo, Madonnetta d'Ete, Marina Palmense, Moie, Molini Tenna, Montesecco, Montone, Parete, Pompeiana, Ponte Ete Vivo, Sacri Cuori, Salette, Salvano, San Biagio, San Girolamo, San Lorenzo, San Marco, San Michele, Lido San Tommaso, Torre di Palme and Villa San Claudio.

Population

As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 37,728 persons living in the comune, for a population density of 303.0 inhabitants/km².

Twinned towns

Fermo is twinned with:

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