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Cingoli is a town and comune of the Marches, Italy, in the province of Macerata, about 27 kilometres (17 mi) by road from the town of Macerata. It is the birthplace of Pope Pius VIII.

Cingoli
Comune di Cingoli
Palazzo Comunale (Townhall)
Palazzo Comunale (Townhall)
Coat of arms of Cingoli
Coat of arms
Cingoli within the province of Macerata
Cingoli within the province of Macerata
Location of Cingoli
Cingoli is located in Italy
Cingoli
Cingoli
Location of Cingoli in Italy
Cingoli is located in Marche
Cingoli
Cingoli
Cingoli (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°22′N 13°13′E / 43.367°N 13.217°E / 43.367; 13.217Coordinates: 43°22′N 13°13′E / 43.367°N 13.217°E / 43.367; 13.217
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceMacerata (MC)
FrazioniAvenale, Botontano, Capo di Rio, Carciole, Castel Sant'Angelo, Castreccioni, Cervidone I, Cervidone II, Civitello, Colcerasa, Grottaccia, Lago Castreccioni, Marcucci,Moscosi, Mummuiola; Pian della Pieve, Piancavallino, Pozzo, Saltregna, San Faustino, San Flaviano, San Venanzo, San Vittore, Santa Maria del Rango, Santo Stefano, Strada, Torre, Torrone, Troviggiano, Valcarecce
Government
 • MayorGianfilippo Bacci (since 2004-06-14)
Area
 • Total147 km2 (57 sq mi)
Elevation
631 m (2,070 ft)
Population
(31 December 2006)
 • Total10,540
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cingolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
62011
Dialing code0733
Patron saintSt. Patrick
Saint dayMarch 17
WebsiteOfficial website

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HistoryEdit

The town occupies the site of the ancient Cingulum, a town of Picenum, founded and strongly fortified by Julius Caesar's lieutenant Titus Labienus (probably on the site of an earlier village) in 63 BCE at his own expense. Its lofty position at an elevation of about 650 metres (2,130 ft) made it of some importance in the civil wars, but otherwise little is heard of it. Under the Roman Empire it was a municipium.

Main sightsEdit

Cingoli is also known as the "Balcony of Marche" ("Il Balcone delle Marche")[1] because of its belvedere (viewpoint) from which, on a clear day, the sight may encompass all of the Marche and further across the Adriatic Sea to the Croatian mountain tops.

View of the Marche landscape from the Balcone delle Marche viewpoint

Religious buildingsEdit

Secular buildingsEdit

MuseumsEdit

  • Pinacoteca comunale "D. Stefanucci" named after Donatello Stefanucci
  • Museo archeologico statale di Cingoli
  • Museo del Lago
  • Museo del Sidecar

SportEdit

Cingoli has been host to the Italian Sidecarcross Grand Prix a number times[2] and will be hosting it again in 2010, on 16 May.[3]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Cingoli is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cingoli" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 375.

  1. ^ Official site of Cingoli
  2. ^ VENUES USED IN GP 1971-2005 The John Davy Pages, accessed: 2 November 2009
  3. ^ FIM Sidecarcross World Championship - 2010 Calendar Archived August 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine FIM website, accessed: 30 October 2009


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