|Comune di Balestrino|
View of the old town
Balestrino within the Province of Savona
|Frazioni||Bergalla, Borgo, Cuneo, Poggio|
|• Total||11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Balestrino (Ligurian: Barestin or Balestrin) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Savona. As of 31 December 2011, it had a population of 607 and an area of 11.3 square kilometres (4.4 sq mi).
Balestrino is composed by the old historic town, upon a hill, and the new town below it. Abandoned in 1953 for hydrogeological instability, the old centre is a ghost town whereas the modern center is still inhabited today.
Balestrino borders the following municipalities: Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Ceriale, Cisano sul Neva, Toirano, and Zuccarello. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bergalla, Borgo, Cuneo, and Poggio.
- (in Italian) Source Archived July 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. : ISTAT 2011
- Article and documentary about Balestrino (English version)
- (in Italian) Article and documentary about Balestrino (Italian version)
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