Marche facts for kids

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Region of Italy
Flag of Marche
Coat of arms of Marche
Coat of arms
Anthem: Inno delle Marche
Marches in Italy.svg
Country Italy
 • Total 9,401.38 km2 (3,629.89 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 1,550,796
 • Density 164.95408/km2 (427.2291/sq mi)
Demonym(s) marchigiano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 41.7 billion (2010)
NUTS Region ITE3

Marche is one of the twenty regions of Italy, in center Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Ancona.

The region is located in Central Italy bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east.


The region is divided into five provinces:

Province Abbreviation Area (km²) Population Density
Ancona AN 1,963.22 477,892 243.4
Ascoli Piceno AP 1,228.27 211,266 172.0
Fermo FM 862.77 176,380 204.4
Macerata MC 2,779.34 321,905 115.8
Pesaro e Urbino PU 2,567.78 363,353 141.5

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