Camporosso

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Camporosso
Città di Camporosso
Camporosso beach
Camporosso beach
Location of Camporosso
Camporosso is located in Italy
Camporosso
Camporosso
Location of Camporosso in Italy
Camporosso is located in Liguria
Camporosso
Camporosso
Camporosso (Liguria)
Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°38′E / 43.817°N 7.633°E / 43.817; 7.633Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°38′E / 43.817°N 7.633°E / 43.817; 7.633
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceImperia (IM)
FrazioniBalloi, Brunetti, Ciaixe, Magauda, San Giacomo, Trinità
Government
 • MayorDavide Gibelli
Area
 • Total17.6 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
(28 February 2017)
 • Total5,602
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Comporossini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18033
Dialing code+39 0184
Patron saintSt. Sebastian
Saint day20 January
WebsiteOfficial website

Camporosso (Ligurian: Campurussu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Imperia.

Camporosso borders the following municipalities: Dolceacqua, San Biagio della Cima, Vallecrosia, and Ventimiglia.

History[edit]

On 21 April 1686, the representants of eight villages, Camporosso, Vallebona, Vallecrosia, San Biagio della Cima, Sasso, Soldano, Borghetto San Nicolò and Bordighera had a meeting in order to build what they called "Magnifica Comunità degli Otto Luoghi", which can be translated as: "The magnificent community of the eight villages". Their goal was to gain independence from the nearby rival city of Ventimiglia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gandolfo, Andrea (2005). La provincia di Imperia: storia, arti, tradizioni. 1. Blu edizioni.

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