|Città di Cairo Montenotte|
|Province||Province of Savona (SV)|
|Frazioni||Rocchetta di Cairo, Bragno, Ferrania, San Giuseppe di Cairo, Ville, Chinelli, Bellini|
|• Total||99.5 km2 (38.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||330 m (1,080 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Cairo Montenotte (Càiri in Ligurian - Còiri in Piedmontese) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 km west of Genoa and about 20 km northwest of Savona. As of 31 December 2008, it had a population of 13.740 and an area of 99.5 km². Located in Val Bormida, it is a member of the Comunità Montana Alta Val Bormida.
It is famous as the birthplace of the patriot Giuseppe Cesare Abba.
The municipality of Cairo Montenotte contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Rocchetta di Cairo, Bragno, Ferrania, San Giuseppe di Cairo, Ville, Chinelli, Bellini
Cairo Montenotte is also famous for being the birthplace of Michelle Conti, aka Natasha Kiss, a former famous actress.
The name "Cairo" comes from the Latin "carium", which itself comes from the Ligurian word "car", meaning "stone".
This area, according to many archaeological finds, has been inhabited since the Neolithic age.
Two important routes were built during the period of Roman domination, "Via Emilia Scauri" and "via Julia Augusta".
According to the tradition, Francis of Assisi passed here in 1213, during his trip to Spain; during his journey, he built the convent near Cairo, in the village of "Ville".
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.