Vado Ligure

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

Vado Ligure
Comune di Vado Ligure

Coat of arms
Location of Vado Ligure
Vado Ligure
Location of Vado Ligure in Italy
Vado Ligure
Vado Ligure (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°16′N 8°26′E
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceProvince of Savona (SV)
FrazioniPorto Vado, Segno, Sant'Ermete, San Genesio, Bossarino, Valle di Vado
Government
  MayorMonica Giuliano
Area
  Total23.79 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2011)[2]
  Total8,170
  Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vadesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
17047
Dialing code019
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Economy

Vado has a large industrial and commercial port.

Vado Ligure is home to a railway construction plant, founded in 1905 as Società Italiana Westinghouse. In 1919 it was taken over by Tecnomasio Italia Brown Boveri and, since 2001, it has been part of Bombardier Transportation. It currently produces the FS Class E.464 locomotives.

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

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