Parodi Ligure

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Parodi Ligure
Comune di Parodi Ligure
Coat of arms of Parodi Ligure
Coat of arms
Parodi Ligure is located in Italy
Parodi Ligure
Parodi Ligure
Location of Parodi Ligure in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Cadepiaggio, Ca di Massa, Cadegualchi, Tramontana, Tramontanino
 • Total 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 721
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Parodesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 15060
Dialing code 0143

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


Evidence of the existence of the Parodi Ligure region goes back as early as 937 when it was identified as "Palode." It later was 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, it was under the control of Genoa, although Alberto's son, William, nicknamed 'the Saracen', unsuccessfully attempted to regain it, with support from his maternal uncle, William V of Montferrat. In 1945 some damage was sustained to the region, with some houses being burnt, as a result of the Nazi/Fascist confrontations. (This region of Italy is famous for being anti-fascist.)

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