Sassocorvaro

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Sassocorvaro
Comune di Sassocorvaro
Sassocorvaro.jpg
Coat of arms of Sassocorvaro
Coat of arms
Location of Sassocorvaro
Sassocorvaro is located in Italy
Sassocorvaro
Sassocorvaro
Location of Sassocorvaro in Italy
Sassocorvaro is located in Marche
Sassocorvaro
Sassocorvaro
Sassocorvaro (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°47′N 12°30′E / 43.783°N 12.500°E / 43.783; 12.500
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
Government
 • Mayor Daniele Grossi
Area
 • Total 66.91 km2 (25.83 sq mi)
Elevation
326 m (1,070 ft)
Population
(30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 3,474
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sassocorvaresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
61028
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Sassocorvaro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Ancona and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Sassocorvaro borders the following municipalities: Auditore, Lunano, Macerata Feltria, Mercatino Conca, Monte Cerignone, Piandimeleto, Tavoleto, Urbino. The Foglia river flows near the town.

Rocca of Sassocorvaro, where artworks were hidden during World War II.

Main sights

Lake of Mercatale.
  • Rocca Ubaldinesca, a Renaissance fortification designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini. During World War II, it was used to house works of art from all Italy in order to prevent they were stolen by the German occupation force.
  • Downstream of the town, in the Mercatale valley, is an artificial lake originated by the construction of a dam that blocks the flow of the river Foglia. The dam was built in the 1950s. The basin contains about 6 million cubic meters of water and is used as an irrigation source. The water of the lake is conveyed by gravity in a turbine for the generation of electricity.

References

  1. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

External links

  • Official website


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