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Senigallia (Italy)
Country Italy
region Brands
province Ancona  (AN)
Coordinates 43 ° 43 '  N , 13 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 43 ° 43 '0 "  N , 13 ° 13' 0"  E
height m slm
surface 115 km²
Residents 44,659 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 388 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 60019
prefix 071
ISTAT number 042045
Popular name Senigalliesi
Patron saint San Paolino
Website Senigallia
Senigallia, Piazza Garibaldi
Senigallia, Piazza Garibaldi

Senigallia ( Romagnol also S'nigaja ) is a city and a seaside resort on the Adriatic Sea in the Italian province of Ancona . It has 44,659 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) who live on an area of ​​115 km².


Senigallia is located about halfway between the provincial capital Ancona (about 30 km southeast) and the coastal town of Fano (about 22 km northwest). The Misa River flows into the Adriatic Sea at the town's small port . The Autostrada A14 (Autostrada Adriatica) runs west of the city . The city also has a train station on the Bologna – Ancona line .


In ancient times, Sena , which originally belonged to Umbria , was a capital of the Celtic (Gallic) Senones who immigrated to Northern Italy . After their submission by Rome , the place was 283 BC. BC Roman colony and was also called Sena Gallica or Senagallia because of its location in the Ager Gallicus .

In 551 took place off the coast of the then Sena Gallica said village Battle of Sena Gallica between the Eastern Roman fleet and the Ostrogothic fleet instead, which ended with the defeat of the Ostrogoths. The Roman Catholic diocese of Senigallia , which still exists today, was founded in the 6th century .

In the early Middle Ages, Senigallia was part of the Pentapolis . In the 15th to the 19th century it was a much-visited trade fair city . From 1631 the city was the established rule of the Papal States after the last belehnte House Della Rovere was extinguished by the extinction in the male line.

A golden medallion was found in Senigallia, which represents the only surviving contemporary portrait of the Ostrogoth king Theodoric the Great .


Twin cities

Senigallia maintains city partnerships with

All four cities are also twin cities to one another. Every year numerous meetings and exchanges take place between schools and associations as well as internship exchanges from industry and trade.

sons and daughters of the town


Web links

Commons : Senigallia  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani, p. 617, Milan 1996
  3. ^ Website of the city