Vallebona

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Vallebona
Valebona
Comune
Comune di Vallebona
Vallebona
Vallebona
Vallebona is located in Italy
Vallebona
Vallebona
Location of Vallebona in Italy
Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°40′E / 43.817°N 7.667°E / 43.817; 7.667Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°40′E / 43.817°N 7.667°E / 43.817; 7.667
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceImperia (IM)
Government
 • MayorRoberta Guglielmi
Area
 • Total6.0 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Elevation149 m (489 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total1,310
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vallebonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code18012
Dialing code0184
WebsiteOfficial website

Vallebona (Ligurian: Valebona[2]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Imperia. Vallebona borders the following municipalities: Bordighera, Ospedaletti, Perinaldo, San Biagio della Cima, Seborga, Soldano, and Vallecrosia.

History[edit]

On 20 April 1686, the representants of eight villages, Camporosso, Vallebona, Vallecrosia, San Biagio della Cima, Sasso, Soldano, Borghetto San Nicolò and Bordighera had a meeting in order to build what they called "Magnifica Comunità degli Otto Luoghi", which can be translated as: "The magnificent community of the eight villages". Their goal was to gain independence from the nearby rival city of Ventimiglia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Frisoni, Gaetano (1910). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genova: Nuova Editrice Genovese.
  3. ^ Gandolfo, Andrea (2005). La provincia di Imperia: storia, arti, tradizioni. 1. Blu edizioni.