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Marche Region in e central Italy between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea; the capital is Ancona. Except for a narrow coastal plain, Marche is mountainous. Farming is the principal economic activity; major crops include cereals, olives, and grapes. Area: 9692sq km (3743sq mi). Pop. (2001) 1,469,195.

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Marche (Italy)