Diano Marina

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Diano Marina
A Maina de Dian
Comune
Comune di Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Diano Marina is located in Italy
Diano Marina
Diano Marina
Location of Diano Marina in Italy
Coordinates: 43°55′N 8°5′E / 43.917°N 8.083°E / 43.917; 8.083Coordinates: 43°55′N 8°5′E / 43.917°N 8.083°E / 43.917; 8.083
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceProvince of Imperia (IM)
FrazioniDiano Calderina, Diano Serreta, Diano Gorleri, borgata Muratori
Government
 • MayorGiacomo Chiappori
Area
 • Total6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total5,915
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Dianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code18013
Dialing code0183
WebsiteOfficial website

Diano Marina (Ligurian: A Maina de Dian, or simply Dian[2]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 5 km northeast of Imperia.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Diano Marina contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Diano Calderina, Diano Serreta, Diano Gorleri, Diano Arentino, and borgata Muratori.

Diano Marina borders the following municipalities: Diano Castello, Diano San Pietro, Imperia, and San Bartolomeo al Mare.

Diano Marina is one of the few municipalities along the Ligurian coast with long sandy beaches. The beach season is from May 15 until September 15. Outside of the beach season most of the beaches are accessible to the public.

Diano Marina is also known for its streets lined with orange trees and is referred to as the "Citta degli aranci" (City of the orange trees).[3]

History[edit]

In the year 1508 Diano Marina was attacked and the town was partly destroyed by Ottoman forces under Curtogoli.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Diano Marina is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Frisoni, Gaetano (1910–2002). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genova: Nuova Editrice Genovese.
  3. ^ Diano Marina Domenico Filippone risponde a Tindaro Dagostino dated 2 May 2013 at sanremonews.it

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