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Serravalle
—  castello  —

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Serravalle's location in San Marino
Serravalle is located in San Marino
Serravalle
Serravalle's location in San Marino
Coordinates: 43°58′9.98″N 12°28′42.12″E / 43.9694389°N 12.4783667°E / 43.9694389; 12.4783667
Country  San Marino
Government
 - Capitano Gian Carlo Capicchioni (since 2003)
Area
 - Total 10.53 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2003)
 - Total 9,394
 Density 892.11/km2 (2,310.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 47899

Serravalle is a castello located in the small European republic of San Marino. With a population of 9,394 inhabitants (of that a scarce 2,000 are of foreign origin, conditions 2006) and a surface of 10.53 km², it is not only the most densely populated municipality in San Marino, but it also contains its largest city (Dogana). Serravalle is located on the edge of the Apennines Mountains.

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Geography

The town borders on San Marinese municipalities of Domagnano and Borgo Maggiore and the Italian municipalities Verucchio, Rimini and Coriano. It has got an external borough named Galazzano, in which it is located a weather station.

History

First mentioned in a 962 document, in medieval times this town was called Castrum Olnani, the village of the elm trees. Serravalle attached to San Marino in 1463, during the last territorial expansion of the Republic. Its current name is derived from the Italian words serra (mountain range) and valle (valley).

Parishes

Serravalle has 9 parishes (curazie):

Points of interest

  • Chiesa di Sant Andrea (Saint Andrea's Church), built in 1824 by Luigi Fonti
  • Olympic stadium, not actually a stadium built to house the Olympics, but rather to house local San Marino soccer games

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Flag of San Marino Castelli of San Marino

Acquaviva | Borgo Maggiore | Chiesanuova | Domagnano | Faetano | Fiorentino | Montegiardino | San Marino (city) | Serravalle

Coordinates: 43°58′9.98″N 12°28′42.12″E / 43.9694389°N 12.4783667°E / 43.9694389; 12.4783667

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