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Crest of the township (comune) of Assisi

Assisi (Latin: Asisium) is a town and episcopal see in Italy in Perugia province, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order here in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Clares. Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows of the 19th century was also born here.

According to Italy's 2003 census, the township (comune) numbers 25,600 inhabitants over an area of about 187 km²; the city proper has a population of around 5,500.

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Other landmarks

The town is dominated by the medieval castle, called "Rocca Maggiore", built by Cardinal Albornoz (1367) and added to by Popes Pius II and Paul III

Culture

Assisi Embroidery is a form of counted-thread embroidery which has been practised in Assisi since the 13th century.

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