Carcare

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Carcare
Comune
Comune di Carcare
Carcare-ponte.jpg
Coat of arms of Carcare
Coat of arms
Carcare is located in Italy
Carcare
Carcare
Location of Carcare in Italy
Coordinates: 44°22′N 8°17′E / 44.367°N 8.283°E / 44.367; 8.283
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Frazioni Vispa
Government
 • Mayor Franco Bologna
Area
 • Total 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2008[1])
 • Total 5,688
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Carcaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17043
Dialing code 019

Carcare is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Genoa and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Savona.

Carcare borders the following municipalities: Altare, Cairo Montenotte, Cosseria, Mallare, Pallare, and Plodio.

The church of St. John the Baptist houses a 17th-century crucifix by Anton Maria Maragliano. Of the 16th-century castle, only ruins remain today. Singer-songwriter Annalisa hails from Carcare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.