Parodi Ligure

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Parodi Ligure
Comune di Parodi Ligure
Coat of arms of Parodi Ligure
Coat of arms
Location of Parodi Ligure
Parodi Ligure is located in Italy
Parodi Ligure
Parodi Ligure
Location of Parodi Ligure in Italy
Parodi Ligure is located in Piedmont
Parodi Ligure
Parodi Ligure
Parodi Ligure (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°40′15″N 08°45′35″E / 44.67083°N 8.75972°E / 44.67083; 8.75972Coordinates: 44°40′15″N 08°45′35″E / 44.67083°N 8.75972°E / 44.67083; 8.75972
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAlessandria (AL)
FrazioniCadepiaggio, Ca di Massa, Cadegualchi, Tramontana, Tramontanino
Area
 • Total12.54 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total646
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Parodesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15060
Dialing code0143

Parodi Ligure is a comune in the province of Alessandria, part of Piedmont, in northwest Italy.

History[edit]

Evidence of the existence of the Parodi Ligure region goes back as early as 937 when it was identified as "Palode." It was later assigned to the Castiglione monastery. The town was fortified around 1128 (Castrum Palodii). It was sold to the Republic of Genoa after the Genoese liberated the Marquis of Parodi, Alberto 'Zueta', who had been held hostage by the Lord of Castelletto. From this time on, it was under the control of Genoa, although Alberto's son, William, nicknamed 'the Saracen', unsuccessfully attempted to regain it with the support of his maternal uncle, William V of Montferrat. In 1945, some damage was caused to the region and some houses were burnt as a result of the Nazi/Fascist confrontation. (This region of Italy is famous for being anti-fascist.)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.