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For the hoverfly genus, see Ceriana (fly).
Comune di Ceriana
Ceriana is located in Italy
Location of Ceriana in Italy
Coordinates: 43°53′N 7°46′E / 43.883°N 7.767°E / 43.883; 7.767Coordinates: 43°53′N 7°46′E / 43.883°N 7.767°E / 43.883; 7.767
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Province of Imperia (IM)
 • Total 32.1 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Elevation 369 m (1,211 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,262
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18034
Dialing code 0
Website Official website

Ceriana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Imperia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,262 and an area of 32.1 square kilometres (12.4 sq mi).[1]

Ceriana borders the following municipalities: Badalucco, Bajardo, Sanremo, and Taggia.


Gian Battista Embriaco (1829–1903), professor at the Roman College of Saint Thomas and the inventor in 1867 of the hydrochronometer,[2] was born in Ceriana. Examples of his hydrochronometer can be found in Rome on the gardens of the Pincian Hill and in the Villa Borghese gardens.[3] Embriaco had presented two prototypes of his invention at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1867 where it won prizes and great acclaim.[4]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Ceriana is twinned with:


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ http://www.casanatense.it/index.php/it/gli-editoriali/72-stampe-e-disegni/153-orologi.html?showall=1 Accessed 20 March 2013: "E' infatti del 1867 l'invenzione dell'idrocronometro, dovuta al padre domenicano Giovanni Battista Embriaco, che attese ai suoi studi di meccanica applicata all'orologeria nella solitudine del convento della Minerva."
  3. ^ Memorie dei più insigni pittori, scultori e architetti domenicani, Vol. 2 By V. Fortunato Marchese,513, http://books.google.com/books?id=ff9AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA513#v=onepage&q&f=false Accessed 20 March 2013
  4. ^ it:Idrocronometro Accessed 20 March 2013; "Storia del Progetto" https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Bug7LKOP08YJ:https://www.comune.roma.it/PCR/resources/cms/documents/storia-idrocronometro.pdf+idrocronometro+%22storia+del+progetto%22&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiGp8xz15iBCs0S33njoGp3ahPhWhYboWzWGkSevHXbmopZpVjeB2eeLuARhkOU9xVdGNOrRBDcpo6ZpFLZ7y_EBpxiRVc5gL1pc4NOloVKHcCyAiFEo2ZnRZtTWxchmaZPm8u5&sig=AHIEtbSmcoAIHFoLacFIXx-vRZzoi9hdJQ Accessed 20 March. 2013