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.[2]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, La radice *kar- / *kal- e due toponimi liguri [The *kar- / *kal- Root and Two Ligurian Place Names], in «Iter. Ricerche fonti e immagini per un territorio», 14 IV 2 (2008), pp. 13–24, link paper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ About the origins of the place name Carcare cf. Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, La radice *kar- / *kal- e due toponimi liguri [The *kar- / *kal- Root and Two Ligurian Place Names], in «Iter. Ricerche fonti e immagini per un territorio», 14 IV 2 (2008), pp. 13-24, link paper.