Township of Borgo Maggiore

 

 

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The territory of the Township of Borgo Maggiore covers an area of 9.01 square kilometers. As of 30 June 2014, the population amounted to 6,690 persons, of whom 3,286 were males and 3,404 were females. After Serravalle, it is the second largest township by population.
The Township Council consists of the Head and 9 Members.
Established in the 12th century, it was originally called Mercatale, since it used to host markets and fairs. The current name was given in 1879.
The economy of this Township, which has 831 businesses, is based primarily on the tertiary sector, with 281 activities, and on trade, with 197 activities.
Borgo Maggiore hosts the Social Security Institute and the State Hospital, a health centre, two pharmacies, the centres for disabled people Colore del Grano and Atelier, a day centre for the elderly, elementary schools and kindergartens and the Musical Institute.
There are sports facilities for soccer, tennis, swimming, in addition to the motocross park in Baldasserona, which hosts major international competitions, while a modern bowling green is situated in Gengone.
The historic centre of Borgo Maggiore, together with that of San Marino, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the places of interest is Piazza Grande, still hosting today the traditional Thursday market (from 6.00 am till 2.00 pm). Every third Sunday of the month, from 20 March to 18 December, there is also a market of antiques and modern market.
Piazza Grande, which leads to Chiesa del Suffragio, is dominated by the clock tower, built in 1896 by architect Francesco Azzurri (the same who designed the Public Palace). Also noteworthy is the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation by architect Michelucci.
In the historic centre there are also the Concordia Theatre (which is also a cinema) and the San Marino Nature Education Centre - Museum of Natural History.

The territory of Borgo Maggiore finally hosts an heliport and a cable-car station which connects Borgo Maggiore and San Marino City.
The Township of Borgo Maggiore is twinned with the Maltese town of Zurrieq.


 

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