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Province of Fermo

Provincia di Fermo
The Prori Palace, Fermo
The Palazzo dei Prori in Fermo
Coat of arms of Province of Fermo
Coat of arms
Map with the province of Fermo in Italy
Map with the province of Fermo, in red, in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Marche
Area
 • Total 862.77 km2 (333.12 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total 174,849
 • Density 202.6600/km2 (524.887/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CETU)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63900
Telephone prefix 0734, 0736
Vehicle registration FM
ISTAT 109
Website Official website

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

It is a province since 2004 with parts of the province of Ascoli Piceno but it was in 2009 when it became an active province.

Geography

Fermo mappa
Map of the province

Fermo has an area of 862.77 km2 (333 sq mi), the smallest province of the Marche region. The province is surrounded, by land, by two provinces of Marcheː the province of Macerata in the north and west and the province of Ascoli Piceno in the south; to the east is the Adriatic Sea on the east.

The main rivers in the province, from north to south, are (all of them flow to the east into tfe Adriatic Sea but Ete Morto)ː

  • Chienti - 91 km long; its mouth is near Civitanova Marche.
  • Tenna - 70 km long; its mouth is near Porto Sant'Elpidio.
  • Ete Morto - 40 km long; it is a tributary of the Chienti river.
  • Ete Vivo 35 km long; its mouth is near Porto San Giorgio.
  • Aso - 63 km long; its mouth is near Pedaso.

The highest mountain in the province is Monte Priora,(42°55′56″N 13°14′26″E / 42.93222°N 13.24056°E / 42.93222; 13.24056 (Monte Priora)) in the Apennines; it is 2,332 m (7,651 ft) high.

Population

There are 174,849 persons living in the province (1 January 2017), for a population density of 202.7 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

Municipalities

There are 40 municipalities (or comuni) in the province; they are:

  1. Altidona
  2. Amandola
  3. Belmonte Piceno
  4. Campofilone
  5. Falerone
  6. Fermo
  7. Francavilla d'Ete
  8. Grottazzolina
  9. Lapedona
  10. Magliano di Tenna
  11. Massa Fermana
  12. Monsampietro Morico
  13. Montappone
  14. Monte Giberto
  15. Monte Rinaldo
  16. Monte San Pietrangeli
  17. Monte Urano
  18. Monte Vidon Combatte
  19. Monte Vidon Corrado
  20. Montefalcone Appennino
  21. Montefortino
  22. Montegiorgio
  23. Montegranaro
  24. Monteleone di Fermo
  25. Montelparo
  26. Monterubbiano
  27. Montottone
  28. Moresco
  29. Ortezzano
  30. Pedaso
  31. Petritoli
  32. Ponzano di Fermo
  33. Porto San Giorgio
  34. Porto Sant'Elpidio
  35. Rapagnano
  36. Sant'Elpidio a Mare
  37. Santa Vittoria in Matenano
  38. Servigliano
  39. Smerillo
  40. Torre San Patrizio

The largest comune is Fermo, with 124.53 km2 (48 sq mi) and the smallest is Pedaso, with 3.85 km2 (1 sq mi). The comune with fewest people living in it is Smerillo with 366 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 Fermo &&&&&&&&&&037396.&&&&&037,396 124.53 300.3 319
2 Porto Sant'Elpidio &&&&&&&&&&026270.&&&&&026,270 18.13 1,449.0 4
3 Sant'Elpidio a Mare &&&&&&&&&&017073.&&&&&017,073 50.52 337.9 251
4 Porto San Giorgio &&&&&&&&&&016066.&&&&&016,066 8.79 1,827.8 4
5 Montegranaro &&&&&&&&&&012925.&&&&&012,925 31.42 411.4 279
6 Monte Urano &&&&&&&&&&&08280.&&&&&08,280 16.72 495.2 247
7 Montegiorgio &&&&&&&&&&&06789.&&&&&06,789 47.45 143.1 411
8 Amandola &&&&&&&&&&&03624.&&&&&03,624 69.50 52.1 500
9 Altidona &&&&&&&&&&&03411.&&&&&03,411 12.97 263.0 224
10 Grottazzolina &&&&&&&&&&&03382.&&&&&03,382 9.26 365.2 227

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