Vallecrosia

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Vallecrosia
Comune di Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia coastline seen from Camporosso Beach
Vallecrosia coastline seen from Camporosso Beach
Location of Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia is located in Italy
Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia
Location of Vallecrosia in Italy
Vallecrosia is located in Liguria
Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia
Vallecrosia (Liguria)
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
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceImperia (IM)
Government
 • MayorArmando Biasi
Area
 • Total3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
(28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total6,957
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vallecrosini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18019
Dialing code0184
WebsiteOfficial website

Vallecrosia (Ligurian: Vallecrösia or Vallecrösa[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. It is next to the busy city of Ventimiglia.

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

History

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.[3]

References

  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.

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