Province of Genoa

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Province of Genoa
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Genoa
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Genoa in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Genoa in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Liguria
Capital(s) Genoa
Comuni 67
Government
 • President Alessandro Repetto
Area
 • Total 1,838 km2 (710 sq mi)
Population (03-31-2012)
 • Total 880,361
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16010 - 16049, 16100
Telephone prefix 010, 0185
Vehicle registration GE
ISTAT 010

The Province of Genoa (It. Provincia di Genova) is a province in the Liguria region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Genoa.

Overview[edit]

Map of the Province of Genoa.

It has an area of 1,838 square kilometres (710 sq mi) and a total population of about 0.9 million (2009). There are 67 communes in the province (source: Italian institute of statistics Istat, see this link).

Named after a mythical two-headed Greek God, Janus, protector of ships. The name derives from a Ligurian tribal word, for "knee" (genu), or the Latin name for gate, "janua".

The city is set at the foot of mountains in the Gulf of Genoa at the most northerly end of the Tyrrhenian Sea, where at one time it ruled the maritime world. Genoa has fine examples of Baroque Church and Palace architecture.

Municipalities[edit]

Most populated municipalities

Below is a list of the ten municipalities of the province sorted by number of inhabitants at 31 December 2010:[1]

Pos. City Population
(ab)
Genova 607.906
Rapallo 30.785
Chiavari 27.815
Sestri Levante 18.794
Lavagna 13.013
Arenzano 11.724
Recco 10.178
Santa Margherita Ligure 9.915
Cogoleto 9.209
10º Serra Riccò 7.994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Province of Genoa at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 44°24′40.16″N 8°55′57.58″E / 44.4111556°N 8.9326611°E / 44.4111556; 8.9326611