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Comune di Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia coastline seen from Camporosso Beach
Vallecrosia coastline seen from Camporosso Beach
Vallecrosia is located in Italy
Location of Vallecrosia in Italy
Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°39′E / 43.817°N 7.650°E / 43.817; 7.650Coordinates: 43°49′N 7°39′E / 43.817°N 7.650°E / 43.817; 7.650
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Imperia (IM)
 • Total 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 7,264
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vallecrosini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18019
Dialing code 0184
Website Official website

Vallecrosia 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. It is next to the busy city of Ventimiglia (Vintimille in French). As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,264 and an area of 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi).[1]


Vallecrosia borders the following municipalities: Bordighera, Camporosso, San Biagio della Cima, and Vallebona.


On 21 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.[2]

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Gandolfo, Andrea (2005). La provincia di Imperia: storia, arti, tradizioni. 1. Blu edizioni. 

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