Comune di Acqualagna

Coat of arms

Location of Acqualagna in Italy

Coordinates: 43°37′N 12°40′E / 43.617°N 12.667°E / 43.617; 12.667Coordinates: 43°37′N 12°40′E / 43.617°N 12.667°E / 43.617; 12.667
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province / Metropolitan city Pesaro and Urbino (PU)
Frazioni Furlo, Pelingo, Case nuove, Fossato, Pole, Petriccio, Naro, Farneta, Bellaria, Canfiagio, Cà Romano
  Total 50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Elevation 204 m (669 ft)
Population (December 2004)
  Total 4,304
  Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Acqualagnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61041
Dialing code 0721
Patron saint St. Lucy
Website Official website

Acqualagna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Ancona and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Pesaro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,304 and an area of 50.8 square kilometres (19.6 sq mi).[1] It is one of the main centers in Italy for truffle. The Candigliano is joined by the Burano in the vicinity of the town.

Acqualagna borders the following municipalities: Cagli, Fermignano, Urbania, Urbino.


The current name derives from the Latin name Aqua Lanea, meaning "Water Slaughter", and which remembered the battle of Gualdo Tadino fought nearby between Totila's Ostrogoth and Narses's Byzantine armies during the Gothic Wars.

In the neighbourhood existed the Roman town of Pitinum Mergens, destroyed by Alarich I. The survivors founded the castle of Montefalcone, from which the current Acqualagna evolved.

Main sights

Demographic evolution


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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