Porto Azzurro

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Porto Azzurro
Comune di Porto Azzurro
Coat of arms of Porto Azzurro
Coat of arms
Porto Azzurro is located in Italy
Porto Azzurro
Porto Azzurro
Location of Porto Azzurro in Italy
Coordinates: 42°46′N 10°24′E / 42.767°N 10.400°E / 42.767; 10.400
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Livorno (LI)
Frazioni Barbarossa, Mola
 • Mayor Luca Simoni
 • Total 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (28 February 2015)[1]
 • Total 3,723
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Longonesi, Portoazzurrini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57036
Dialing code 0565
Patron saint St. James
Saint day July 26

Porto Azzurro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany; it is on the island of Elba, located about 130 kilometres (81 miles) southwest of Florence and about 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Livorno. It was formerly called Porto Longone, and in 1557 Iacopo VI Appiani, Prince of Piombino, granted Spain the right to build a fortress there.[2] It was transferred to the Kingdom of Naples in 1735 under the terms of the 1725 Treaty of Vienna, and then to France in 1801, when Napoleon established the Kingdom of Etruria.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Frey, Linda; Frey, Marsha (1995). The treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession: an historical and critical dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 421–2. ISBN 978-0-313-27884-6. Retrieved 27 August 2011.