San Leo

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San Leo
Comune
Comune di San Leo
San Leo Panorama I.jpg
San Leo is located in Italy
San Leo
San Leo
Location of San Leo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°53′47″N 12°20′36″E / 43.89639°N 12.34333°E / 43.89639; 12.34333Coordinates: 43°53′47″N 12°20′36″E / 43.89639°N 12.34333°E / 43.89639; 12.34333
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Rimini (RN)
Frazioni Agenzia, Capicchio, Castelnuovo, Montefotogno, Montemaggio, Pietracuta, Pietramaura, Santa Lucia, Tausano, Torello
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Guerra
Area
 • Total 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Elevation 589 m (1,932 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,972
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leontini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 47865
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint Saint Leo
Saint day August 1
Website Official website
The fortress (Rocca) of San Leo

San Leo (Romagnol: San Lé) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 135 kilometres (84 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Rimini.

Geography

San Leo borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva (San Marino), Chiesanuova (San Marino), Città di San Marino (San Marino), Maiolo, Montecopiolo, Monte Grimano, Novafeltria, Sassofeltrio, Torriana, Verucchio.

San Leo is home to a large fortress at an elevation of 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level. The San Leo Cathedral is a Romanesque architecture church in town.

History

After the referendum of 17 and 18 December 2006, San Leo was detached from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino (Marche) to join Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Rimini on 15 August 2009.[2][3]

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Article about the legislation Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Article on "il Resto del Carlino"

External links

  • Official website
  • Photos
  • The town (Il borgo)
  • The fortress
  • Photo gallery made by a UNESCO photographer
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