Pesaro

Pesaro (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpeːzaro] (listen)) is a city and comune in the Italian region of Marche, capital of the Province of Pesaro e Urbino, on the Adriatic Sea. According to the 2011 census, its population was 95,011, making it the second most populous city in the Marche, after Ancona. Pesaro was dubbed the "Cycling City" (Città della Bicicletta) by the Italian environmentalist association Legambiente in recognition of its extensive network of bicycle paths and promotion of cycling. It is also known as "City of Music" for it is the birthplace of the composer Gioacchino Rossini. In 2015 the Italian Government applied for Pesaro to be declared a "Creative City" in UNESCO's World Heritage sites. In 2017 Pesaro received the European City of Sport award together with Aosta, Cagliari and Vicenza.

Pesaro
Città di Pesaro
Location of Pesaro
Pesaro
Location of Pesaro in Italy
Pesaro
Pesaro (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°55′N 12°54′E
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvincePesaro e Urbino (PU)
FrazioniBorgo Santa Maria, Candelara, Case Bruciate, Casteldimezzo, Cattabrighe, Chiusa di Ginestreto, Colombarone, Fiorenzuola di Focara, Ginestreto, Monteciccardo, Novilara, Ponte Valle, Pozzo Alto, Santa Maria dell'Arzilla, Santa Marina Alta, Santa Veneranda, Trebbiantico, TrePonti, Villa Ceccolini, Villa Fastiggi, Villa San Martin
Government
  MayorMatteo Ricci (PD)
Area
  Total126.77 km2 (48.95 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (21 October 2011)[2]
  Total95,000
  Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pesaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
61121, 61122
Dialing code0721
Patron saintSt. Terence
Saint daySeptember 24
WebsiteOfficial website
Palazzo Ducale.
Rocca Costanza
Musei Civici (civic museums).

Local industries include fishing, furniture making and tourism.

In 2020 it absorbed the former comune of Monteciccardo, now a frazione of Pesaro.