Cosio di Arroscia

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Cosio di Arroscia
Comune di Cosio di Arroscia
Cosio di Arroscia-panorama4.jpg
Cosio di Arroscia is located in Italy
Cosio di Arroscia
Cosio di Arroscia
Location of Cosio di Arroscia in Italy
Coordinates: 44°5′N 7°50′E / 44.083°N 7.833°E / 44.083; 7.833Coordinates: 44°5′N 7°50′E / 44.083°N 7.833°E / 44.083; 7.833
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Imperia (IM)
 • Total 40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Elevation 721 m (2,365 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 283
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cosiaschi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18023
Dialing code 0183

Cosio di Arroscia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Imperia.


In 1957 the French Avant-Garde Groupe Situationist International was founded in Cosio di Arroscia by former members of two other avant-garde groupes, the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (Asger Jorn, Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio a.o.) and the Lettrist International (Guy Debord a.o.).


The small village is situated in the Arroscia's high valley, at about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Imperia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 283 and an area of 40.6 square kilometres (15.7 sq mi).[1]

Cosio di Arroscia borders the following municipalities: Briga Alta, Mendatica, Montegrosso Pian Latte, Ormea, and Pornassio.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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