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Ancona - History

43º37N 13º31E, pop (2002e) 98 100. Seaport and capital town of Ancona province, Marche region, EC Italy; a naval and commercial port on the Adriatic coast; bishopric; birthplace of Pietro Belluschi; airfield; rail junction; ferries to Greece and Montenegro; shipbuilding; grain, pharmaceuticals; Arch of Trajan (AD 115); cathedral of San Ciriaco (12th-c); International Angling and Water Sports Fair (Jun–Jul).

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