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Area: 8,456 km²
Population: 867,878
Density: 103/km²
Capital: Perugia

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Town of Assisi, Umbria
Panorama of Assisi - Photo: Roberto Ferrari
Assisi is a city in the province of Perugia, Umbria. It covers an area of 187 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 28,000 people. The city is located on the western side of Monte Subasio and has a striking profile, dominated by the Basilica of Saint Francis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the area was inhabited around 1,000 BC, the Romans captured the area in the Battle of Sentinum in 295BC and they built the city of Asisium on a series of terraces on Monte Subasio. The city is still located within its original Roman walls and the well-preserved remains of a Roman villa was discovered in 1997.

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Piazza del Comune, Assisi - Photo: Berthold Werner

Assisi is the birthplace of Saint Francis, and it was here that he established the Franciscan Order in 1224, one of the most influential monastic orders in the Christian world. Many of the important places in the story of Saint Francis are in Assisi such as the grottoes of Le Carceri, San Damiano, and the Porziuncola, which is where he died. He was canonised in 1228 and work began on constructing the Basilica of San Francesco, a masterpiece of medieval architecture and home to many important works of art by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Giotto. Assisi was also the birthplace of Saint Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), who founded the sister order of the Franciscans, called the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. She too was canonised and the construction of the Basilica of San Francesco was followed by that of the Basilica of Santa Chiara to honour Saint Clare.

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La Basilica di San Francesco - Photo: Berthold Werner

The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor, the full name of the Franciscan Order, and is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. It was built on the 'Hill of Paradise', alongside the city of Assisi, and consists of two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are buried.

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Assisi
Population: 28,132
Male: 13,538
Female: 14,594
Population density: 150.6 per square km

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Umbria Information
Location of Umbria
Area: 8,456 km²
Population: 867,878
Density: 103/km²
Capital: Perugia

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Perugia
    • Assisi
      Bastia Umbra
      Bettona
      Bevagna
      Campello sul Clitunno
      Cannara
      Cascia
      Castel Ritaldi
      Castiglione del Lago
      Cerreto di Spoleto
      Citerna
      Città della Pieve
      Città di Castello
      Collazzone
      Corciano
      Costacciaro
      Deruta
      Foligno
      Fossato di Vico
      Fratta Todina
      Giano dell'Umbria
      Gualdo Cattaneo
      Gualdo Tadino
      Gubbio
      Lisciano Niccone
      Magione
      Marsciano
      Massa Martana
      Monte Castello di Vibio
      Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
      Montefalco
      Monteleone di Spoleto
      Montone
      Nocera Umbra
      Norcia
      Paciano
      Panicale
      Passignano sul Trasimeno
      Perugia
      Piegaro
      Pietralunga
      Poggiodomo
      Preci
      San Giustino
      Sant'Anatolia di Narco
      Scheggia e Pascelupo
      Scheggino
      Sellano
      Sigillo
      Spello
      Spoleto
      Todi
      Torgiano
      Trevi
      Tuoro sul Trasimeno
      Umbertide
      Valfabbrica
      Vallo di Nera
      Valtopina

  • Terni
    • Acquasparta
      Allerona
      Alviano
      Amelia
      Arrone
      Attigliano
      Avigliano Umbro
      Baschi
      Calvi dell'Umbria
      Castel Giorgio
      Castel Viscardo
      Fabro
      Ferentillo
      Ficulle
      Giove
      Guardea
      Lugnano in Teverina
      Montecastrilli
      Montecchio
      Montefranco
      Montegabbione
      Monteleone d'Orvieto
      Narni
      Orvieto
      Otricoli
      Parrano
      Penna in Teverina
      Polino
      Porano
      San Gemini
      San Venanzo
      Stroncone
      Terni

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