Cogoleto

Cogoleto (Ligurian: Cogoeuo) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Genoa. Its territory extends from the sea to the Ligurian Apennines; it is part of the Natural Regional Park of Monte Beigua.

Cogoleto

Cogoeuo
Comune di Cogoleto

Coat of arms
Location of Cogoleto
Cogoleto
Location of Cogoleto in Italy
Cogoleto
Cogoleto (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°23′22″N 8°38′46″E
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniLerca, Sciarborasca, Pratozanino
Government
  MayorMauro Cavelli
Area
  Total20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[2]
  Total9,119
  Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cogoletesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16016
Dialing code010
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
Saint dayAugust 10
WebsiteOfficial website

Cogoleto is also known for the Italian trapper Tedua.

History

The area of Cogoleto is identified in the Roman Peutingerian Table as Hasta, with a bridge (destroyed in World War II by Allied bombings) existing here. The first mention of the town dates to 1039, and in 1091 it was included in Bonifacio del Vasto's Marquisate of Savona. In 1343 it was acquired by the Republic of Genoa.

On April 11, 1800 it was the seat of a battle between the French and Austrian armies. Cogoleto became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815, following its history in the unification of Italy and modern Italian history.

Main sights

Twin towns

Nature conservation

Part of the municipality territory is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua.[3]

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Comuni del Parco". www.parcobeigua.it. Retrieved 2016-02-20.


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