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Fermo
Città di Fermo
Panorama of Fermo.
Panorama of Fermo.
Fermo within the Province of Fermo
Fermo within the Province of Fermo
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Fermo (FM)
Frazioni see list
Area
 • Total 124 km2 (48 sq mi)
Elevation
319 m (1,047 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2015)
 • Total 37,732
 • Density 304.3/km2 (788/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fermani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63900
Dialing code 0734
Patron saint St. Maria Assunta
Saint day August 15

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

There are 37,396 persons living in the comune in 2017, for a population density of 300.3 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

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The people from this comune are known, in Italian, as fermani.

Twinned towns

Fermo is twinned with:

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