Busalla

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Busalla
Comune di Busalla
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Coat of arms of Busalla
Coat of arms
Location of Busalla
Busalla is located in Italy
Busalla
Busalla
Location of Busalla in Italy
Busalla is located in Liguria
Busalla
Busalla
Busalla (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°34′N 8°57′E / 44.567°N 8.950°E / 44.567; 8.950
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniCamarza, Sarissola, Inagea, Salvarezza
Government
 • MayorLoris Maieron
Area
 • Total17.1 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation
358 m (1,175 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total5,546
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Busallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16012
Dialing code010
WebsiteOfficial website

Busalla is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of Genoa.

Its territory is crossed by the upper valley of the Scrivia river. Nearby is the artificial Lake Busalletta.

History[edit]

The first known mention of Busalla is in an 1192 document. Later it is known to have been held by the Spinola family, who here built a castle. This was sacked several times in the following century, in the course of the Wars of Guelphs and Ghibellines.

In the 16th century the structure, again in ruins, was used as foundation of a new palace for the Spinola. Busalla became part of the Republic of Genoa in 1728. In 1815, together with the latter, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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