Province of Pesaro and Urbino

The Province of Pesaro and Urbino (Italian: Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, pronounced [proˈvintʃa di ˈpeːzaro e urˈbiːno]) is a province in the Marche region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Pesaro. It also borders the state of San Marino. The province is surrounded by San Marino and Emilia Romagna in the north, Umbria and Tuscany in the west, Ancona in the south and the Adriatic Sea on the east.[1] The province has an enclave of the Umbrian commune of Citta' di Castello named Monte Ruperto. The province is also known as "Riviera of Hills". It is mostly covered by hills and is popular for its beaches.

Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Rocca of Mondavio
Map highlighting the location of the province of Pesaro e Urbino in Italy
Country Italy
RegionMarche
Capital(s)Pesaro
Comuni60
Government
  PresidentGiuseppe Paolini (PD)
Area
  Total2,567.78 km2 (991.43 sq mi)
Population
 (31 August 2017)
  Total360,187
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Telephone prefix0721 Pesaro 0722 Urbino
Vehicle registrationPU
ISTAT041
Websitewww.provincia.ps.it
Map of the province
Sanctuary of Santa Maria in Val d'Abisso at Piobbico

The ceramics museum and the Biblioteca Oliveriana are located in the capital city.[2]

The County Council is based in Pesaro while the headquarters of the provincial administration are in Urbino.

The coat of arms of the province consists of a shield divided into two parts, each part is given the coat of arms of the two capitals.

It has a robust economy with low unemployment, based on small and medium enterprises active in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, other services. It has a very low per capita energy consumption. The small manufacturing industry contributes 22% of the province's GDP.[3] Tourism in the province plays a primary role in the local economy; the main attractions are the coast and the Apennines. The beaches of Gabicce Mare, Pesaro, Fano and Marotta are the most famous ones.[4]

The Lucus Pisaurensis, the Sacred Grove of Pisaurum, ancient Pesaro, is just outside modern Pesaro in the hamlet of Santa Venerada.


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