Ancona (/æŋˈknə/,[3] also US: /ænˈ-, ɑːnˈ-/,[4][5][6] Italian: [aŋˈkoːna] (listen)) is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997 as of 2015. Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280 km (170 mi) northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.

Città di Ancona
Aerial view of Ancona
Location of Ancona
Location of Ancona in Marche
Ancona (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°37′01″N 13°31′00″E
ProvinceAncona (AN)
FrazioniAspio, Gallignano, Montacuto, Massignano, Montesicuro, Candia, Ghettarello, Paterno, Casine di Paterno, Poggio di Ancona, Sappanico, Varano
  MayorValeria Mancinelli (PD)
  Total123.71 km2 (47.76 sq mi)
16 m (52 ft)
 (30 April 2015)[2]
  Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
DemonymsAnconetani, Anconitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
60100, 60121–60129, 60131
Dialing code071
Patron saintJudas Cyriacus
Saint day4 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.

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