Borgo Maggiore

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Borgo Maggiore
castello
Borgo Maggiore seen from San Marino - June 2016.jpg
Flag of Borgo Maggiore
Flag
Coat of arms of Borgo Maggiore
Coat of arms
Borgo Maggiore's location in San Marino
Borgo Maggiore's location in San Marino
Borgo Maggiore is located in San Marino
Borgo Maggiore
Borgo Maggiore
Borgo Maggiore's location in San Marino
Coordinates: 43°56′42.08″N 12°26′59″E / 43.9450222°N 12.44972°E / 43.9450222; 12.44972
Country  San Marino
Government
 • Capitano Sergio Nanni (since 2007)
Area
 • Total 9.01 km2 (3.48 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (31 October 2013)
 • Total 6,631
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 47893
Climate Cfb

Borgo Maggiore is one of the 9 communes or "castelli" of San Marino. It lies at the foot of Monte Titano and has a population of 6,631 (October 2013), making it the second largest town of San Marino, after Dogana.

Geography

It borders the San Marino municipalities Serravalle, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, San Marino City, and Acquaviva and the Italian municipality Verucchio.

History

The area was previously called Mercatale ("marketplace") and remains today the most important market town in San Marino. A cable car allows Monte Titano to be scaled up to the town of San Marino. Today Borgo Maggiore contains the nation's only heliport. Though it is not the most populated, the Market, as well as the connection to San Marino City, make it very much a city-like shopping hub.

Parishes

Borgo Maggiore has 6 parishes (curazie):

Points of interest

  • Piazza Grande, town square
  • Only heliport in San Marino

Notable inhabitants

External links

Media related to Borgo Maggiore at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 43°56′42.08″N 12°26′59″E / 43.9450222°N 12.44972°E / 43.9450222; 12.44972

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