Province of Ascoli Piceno facts for kids

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Province of Ascoli Piceno
Provincia di Ascoli Piceno
Palazzo del Governo in Ascoli Piceno
'Palazzo del Governo in Ascoli Piceno, the provincial seat.
Map of Ascoli Piceno
Map highlighting, in red, the province of Ascoli Piceno in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Marche
 • Total 1,228.27 km2 (474.24 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 210,066
 • Density 171.0259/km2 (442.9551/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63100
Telephone prefix 0736
Vehicle registration MC
Website Official website

The Province of Ascoli Piceno (Italian: Provincia di Ascoli Piceno) is a province in the region of Marche in Italy. Its capital is the city of Ascoli Piceno.


Ascoli mappa
Map of the province of Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno has an area of 1,228.27 km2 (474 sq mi). The province is bordered to the east by the Adriatic Sea and to the north with the provinces of Macerata and Fermo. It borders with three regionsː the Abruzzo region to the south, the Lazio region to the soutwest and the Umbria region to the the west.

The main river in the province is Tronto, 115 km (71.5 mi) long and the highest point is Monte Vettore.


As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 210,066 persons living in the province, for a population density of 171.0 inhabitants/km².


The province has 33 comuni. The comuni with more people (over 7,000) living in them areː

Comune Population Area
Ascoli Piceno 49,407 158.02
San Benedetto del Tronto 47,303 25.41
Grottammare 16,006 18.00
Monteprandone 12,655 26.38
Folignano 9,241 14.86
Castel di Lama 8,634 10.98
Spinetoli 7,215 12,58

The largest comune is Ascoli Piceno, with 158.02 km2 (61 sq mi) and the smallest is Colli del Tronto, with 5.94 km2 (2 sq mi). The comune with least inhabitants is Palmiano, with 196 inhabitants.

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