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Anthem: Inno delle Marche
 • PresesGian Mario Spacca (PD)
 • Total9,366 km2 (3,616 sq mi)
 (1 Januar 2011)
 • Total1,565,000
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€ 41.7[1] billion (2010)
GDP per capita€ 26,500[2] (2008)

Marche (pronounced [ˈmarke]) is ane o the 20 regions o Italy. The name o the region derives frae the plural name o marca, oreeginally referrin tae the medieval Mairch o Ancona an nearbi mairches o Camerino an Fermo.

The region is locatit in the Central aurie o the kintra, borderin Emilia-Romagna an the republic o San Marino tae the north, Tuscany tae the north-wast, Umbrie tae the wast, Abruzzo an Lazio tae the sooth an the Adriatic Sea tae the east. Except for river valleys an the aften vera nairae coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteent century, a railwey frae Bologna tae Brindisi ran alang the coastline o the entire territory. Inland, the muntainous natur o the region, even the day, allous little traivel north an sooth, except bi rough roads ower the passes.

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The region is dividit intae five provinces (the offeecial data for the fift province (Fermo), institutit in 2009, will be available anerlie wi the 2011 census, here its figures are still includit in those o the province o Ascoli Piceno):

Province Aurie (km²) Population Density (inh./km²)
Province o Ancona 1,940 474,630 244.6
Province o Ascoli Piceno 2,087 388,621 186.2
Province o Macerata 2,774 321,973 116.1
Province o Pesaro an Urbino 2,564 364,896 141.9

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