Sant'Angelo in Vado

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Sant'Angelo in Vado
Comune di Sant'Angelo in Vado
View of Sant'Angelo in Vado and Metauro river
View of Sant'Angelo in Vado and Metauro river
Coat of arms of Sant'Angelo in Vado
Coat of arms
Sant'Angelo within the Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Sant'Angelo within the Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Sant'Angelo in Vado is located in Italy
Sant'Angelo in Vado
Sant'Angelo in Vado
Location of Sant'Angelo in Vado in Italy
Coordinates: 43°40′N 12°25′E / 43.667°N 12.417°E / 43.667; 12.417
Country Italy
Region  Marche
Province Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
 • Mayor Giannalberto Luzi
 • Total 67.4 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
Elevation 359 m (1,178 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,155
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vadesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61048
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint St. Michael the Archangel
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Sant'Angelo in Vado is a comune (municipality), site of Ancient Tifernum Metaurense and former bishopric in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the central Italian Adriatic region Marche.


It is located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Ancona and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Pesaro. Its territory is crossed by the Metauro river.

The municipality borders with Apecchio, Belforte all'Isauro, Carpegna, Mercatello sul Metauro, Peglio, Piandimeleto, Urbania and Urbino. It borders also on Monte Ruperto, a frazione and small enclave of Umbria in the Marche belonging to the municipality of Città di Castello, Province of Perugia.

Ecclesiastical history

Around 450 a bishopric was established as Diocese of Sant’Angelo in Vado, Latin Tifernum Metaurense In 590 it was suppressed, its territory being partitioned, to establish the Diocese of Urbino and a part to the pre-existent Diocese of Città di Castello. No Ancient incumbents recorded.

On 1635.02.08 it was restored as Diocese of Sant’Angelo in Vado (Latin Tifernum Metaurense), regaining territory from the Abbacy nullius of San Cristoforo di Castel Durante, but was immediately and invariably held in personal union (United aeque principaliter) with the Diocese of Urbania (1635.02.08–1986.09.30). On 1636.10.20 it gained further territory from the meanwhile Metropolitan Archdiocese of Urbino.

On 1986.09.30 it was suppressed, its territory being merged into the accordingly renamed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado (which thus absorbed and preserved its title), without having had a single proper bishop other than the incumbents of the Urbania see.

Notable locals


The town is represented by Vadese Calcio, an amateur football (soccer) club founded in 1952, mainly competing in Eccellenza, Promozione and Serie D. Its colors are yellow and red.[2]

See also


  1. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2010
  2. ^ (in Italian) Vadese Calcio official website

Sources and external links

  • Official website (in Italian)

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