Vado Ligure

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Vado Ligure
Comune di Vado Ligure
Coat of arms of Vado Ligure
Coat of arms
Vado Ligure is located in Italy
Vado Ligure
Vado Ligure
Location of Vado Ligure in Italy
Coordinates: 44°16′N 8°26′E / 44.267°N 8.433°E / 44.267; 8.433
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Savona (SV)
Frazioni Porto Vado, Segno, Sant'Ermete, San Genesio, Bossarino, Valle di Vado
 • Mayor Monica Giuliano
 • Total 23.79 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 8,170
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vadesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17047
Dialing code 019
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Vado Ligure, in antiquity Vada Sabatia, is a town and comune in the province of Savona, Liguria, in northern Italy.


Vado has a large industrial and commercial port.

Vado Ligure is home to a Bombardier railway construction plant, founded in 1905 by Westinghouse. In 1919 it was taken over by Tecnomasio Italia Brown Boveri, since 2001 it is part of Bombardier Transportation. It currently produces the E.464 locomotive.

The town's territory also includes an electric power plant, whose two towers, 200 metres (660 ft) high, are visible for kilometers in the neighbourhood.

Twin towns[edit]