Diano Marina

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Diano Marina
Comune
Comune di Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Diano Marina is located in Italy
Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Location of Diano Marina in Italy
Coordinates: 43°55′N 8°5′E / 43.917°N 8.083°E / 43.917; 8.083Coordinates: 43°55′N 8°5′E / 43.917°N 8.083°E / 43.917; 8.083
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Province of Imperia (IM)
Frazioni Diano Calderina, Diano Serreta, Diano Gorleri, borgata Muratori
Area
 • Total 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 6,199
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym Dianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18013
Dialing code 0183
Website Official website

Diano Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90 km southwest of Genoa and about 5 km northeast of Imperia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,199 and an area of 6.5 km².[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Diano Marina contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Diano Calderina, Diano Serreta, Diano Gorleri, Diano Arentino, Diano san Pietro and borgata Muratori.

Diano Marina borders the following municipalities: Diano Castello, Imperia, and San Bartolomeo al Mare.

Diano Marina is one of the few municipalities along the Ligurian coast with long sandy beaches. The beach season is from May 15 until September 15. Outside of the beach season most of the beaches are accessible to the public.

Diano Marina is also known for its streets lined with orange trees and is referred to as the "Citta degli aranci" (City of Oranges).[2]

History[edit]

In the year 1508 Diano Marina was attacked and the town was partly destroyed by Ottoman forces under Curtogoli.

Notable people[edit]

Dr Alessandro Valente (born 1982), notable for his contributions to theoretical chemistry[3] and as an inventor in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, is originally from Diano Marina. He is also a musical composer.

Population change since 1861[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Diano Marina is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Diano Marina Domenico Filippone risponde a Tindaro Dagostino dated 2 May 2013 at sanremonews.it
  3. ^ Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 49, Issue 2, pages 399–402, dated January 8, 2010 DOI: 10.1002/anie.200905633.

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