Mercatello sul Metauro

Mercatello sul Metauro (Romagnol: Mercatèl) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Ancona and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Mercatello sul Metauro

Mercatèl
Comune di Mercatello sul Metauro
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Coat of arms of Mercatello sul Metauro
Coat of arms
Location of Mercatello sul Metauro
Mercatello sul Metauro is located in Italy
Mercatello sul Metauro
Mercatello sul Metauro
Location of Mercatello sul Metauro in Italy
Mercatello sul Metauro is located in Marche
Mercatello sul Metauro
Mercatello sul Metauro
Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°39′N 12°20′E / 43.650°N 12.333°E / 43.650; 12.333Coordinates: 43°39′N 12°20′E / 43.650°N 12.333°E / 43.650; 12.333
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvincePesaro e Urbino (PU)
FrazioniCastello della Pieve
Government
 • MayorFernanda Sacchi
Area
 • Total68.36 km2 (26.39 sq mi)
Elevation
429 m (1,407 ft)
Population
 (31 October 2017)[3]
 • Total1,366
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mercatellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
61040
Dialing code0722
Patron saintS.ta Veronica
Saint day9 July
WebsiteOfficial website

Economy is mostly based on agriculture and sheep husbandry.

HistoryEdit

Mercatello is known as a settlement of the Umbri in the 12th century BC. Later it was conquered by the ancient Romans; destroyed during the barbaric invasions, it was rebuilt by the Lombards in the 6th century as Pieve d'Ico. First under Città di Castello and Massa Trabaria (9th century), it was turned into an autonomous fortified commune in 1235 by Pope Gregory IX. In 1437 it was annexed to the Duchy of Urbino; in 1636 it became part of the Papal States.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.