Camporosso

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Camporosso
Comune
Città di Camporosso
Camporosso beach
Camporosso beach
Camporosso is located in Italy
Camporosso
Camporosso
Location of Camporosso in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Imperia (IM)
Frazioni Balloi, Brunetti, Ciaixe, Magauda, San Giacomo, Trinità
Government
 • Mayor Davide Gibelli
Area
 • Total 17.6 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)
 • Total 5,602
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Comporossini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 18033
Dialing code +39 0184
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day 20 January
Website Official 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

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

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

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