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Province of Ancona
Piazza del Plebiscito
Piazza del Plebiscito, Ancona
Map with the province of Ancona in Italy
Map with the province of Ancona, in red, in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Marche
Area
 • Total 1,963.22 km2 (758.00 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total 474,124
 • Density 241.5032/km2 (625.4905/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
60100
Telephone prefix 071
Vehicle registration AN
ISTAT 042
Website Official website

The province of Ancona (Italian: provincia di Ancona) is a province in the Marche region of Central Italy. Its capital is the city of Ancona, and the province borders the Adriatic Sea. The city of Ancona is also the capital of Marche.

Geography

Ancona mappa
Map of the province of Ancona

Ancona has an area of 1,963.22 km2 (758 sq mi). The province is bordered to the northeast and east by the Adriatic Sea, to the northwest by the province of Pesaro and Urbino, to the west with Umbria (province of Perugia) and to the south with the province of Macerata.

The main rivers in the province, from north to south, areː

  • Cesano
  • Misa
  • Esino
  • Musone

The highest point in the province is Serra Santa-Cima Nord,(43°14′42″N 12°49′34″E / 43.245°N 12.82611°E / 43.245; 12.82611 (Serra Santa-Cima Nord)) in the Apennines; it is 1,421 m (4,662 ft) high.

Population

There are 474,124 persons living in the province (1 January 2017), for a population density of 241.5 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

Municipalities

There are 47 municipalities (or comuni) in the province; they are:

  1. Agugliano
  2. Ancona
  3. Arcevia
  4. Barbara
  5. Belvedere Ostrense
  6. Camerano
  7. Camerata Picena
  8. Castelbellino
  9. Castelfidardo
  10. Castelleone di Suasa
  11. Castelplanio
  12. Cerreto d'Esi
  13. Chiaravalle
  14. Corinaldo
  15. Cupramontana
  16. Fabriano
  17. Falconara Marittima
  18. Filottrano
  19. Genga
  20. Jesi
  21. Loreto
  22. Maiolati Spontini
  23. Mergo
  24. Monsano
  25. Monte Roberto
  26. Monte San Vito
  27. Montecarotto
  28. Montemarciano
  29. Morro d'Alba
  30. Numana
  31. Offagna
  32. Osimo
  33. Ostra
  34. Ostra Vetere
  35. Poggio San Marcello
  36. Polverigi
  37. Rosora
  38. San Marcello
  39. San Paolo di Jesi
  40. Santa Maria Nuova
  41. Sassoferrato
  42. Senigallia
  43. Serra de' Conti
  44. Serra San Quirico
  45. Sirolo
  46. Staffolo
  47. Trecastelli

The largest comune is Fabriano, with 272.08 km2 (105 sq mi) and the smallest is Concamarise, with 6.05 km2 (2 sq mi). Only two comuni have less than 1,000 inhabitants (2017)ː San Paolo di Jesi with 912 inhabitants, and Poggio San Marcello with 685 inhabitants.

Main comuni

The following table shows the 10 comuni with more inhabitants with their population, and their area and altitude.

No. Comune Population
(2017)
Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
(m)
1 Ancona &&&&&&&&&0100696.&&&&&0100,696 124.84 806.6 16
2 Senigallia &&&&&&&&&&044706.&&&&&044,706 117.77 379.6 5
3 Jesi &&&&&&&&&&040318.&&&&&040,318 108.90 370.2 97
4 Osimo &&&&&&&&&&034918.&&&&&034,918 106.74 327.1 265
5 Fabriano &&&&&&&&&&031212.&&&&&031,212 272.08 114.7 325
6 Falconara Marittima &&&&&&&&&&026331.&&&&&026,331 25.82 1,019.8 5
7 Castelfidardo &&&&&&&&&&018679.&&&&&018,679 33.39 559.4 199
8 Chiaravalle &&&&&&&&&&014800.&&&&&014,800 17.60 840.9 22
9 Loreto &&&&&&&&&&012810.&&&&&012,810 17.90 715.6 127
10 Montemarciano &&&&&&&&&&&09930.&&&&&09,930 22.31 445.1 92

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