Albissola Marina

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Albissola Marina
Comune
Comune di Albissola Marina
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Coat of arms of Albissola Marina
Coat of arms
Albissola Marina is located in Italy
Albissola Marina
Albissola Marina
Location of Albissola Marina in Italy
Coordinates: 44°20′N 8°30′E / 44.333°N 8.500°E / 44.333; 8.500
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Government
 • Mayor Nicolò Vicenz
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 5,559
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Demonym Albissolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17012
Dialing code 019
Website Official website

Albissola Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Genoa and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of Savona.

History[edit]

Albissola Marina was a settlement of the Ingauni (a tribe of the Ligures), later conquered by the Romans and called Alba Docilia (now in the communal territory of Albisola Superiore). During the fall of the Western Roman Empire, barbaric invasions led to the division of the town in two different boroughs, one on the seaside and another at the hills' feet.[2]

In the High Middle Ages it was part of the county of Vado, and then of the marquisate of Savona and that of Albisola (1122). In the early 12th century the two Albissolas founded a joined commune whose main activities included trading, agriculture, fishing and ceramics production; after years of struggle, it went under the Genoese control starting from 1251. In 1343 Albisola, together with the communes of Celle Ligure and Varazze, swore allegiance to the Republic of Genoa, to which they remained (with a certain degree of autonomy) until 1797, when the area was conquered by the Napoleonic troops.

After 1815, Albissola followed the history of the Kingdom of Sardinia and, later, the Kingdom of Italy. It became part of the newly formed province of Savona in 1927.

Main sights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b dalla Guida d'Italia-Liguria del Touring Club Italiano. Milan: Mondadori. 2007. 

External links[edit]

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