Province of Savona

Liguria, Italy

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Province of Savona
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About Province of Savona

The province of Savona (Italian: province of Savona; Ligurian: provinsa de Sann-a) is a province of the Liguria region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Savona, which has a population of 61,219 inhabitants. The province has a total population of 279,754.

History

Savona was founded for the first time by the Ligurian Sabazi tribe, who supported the Carthaginians in the Punic wars. This support of the Carthaginian empire led to Savona the conquest of the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages, Savona allied with Federico II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and fought against Genoa. In 1440 he also fought against Genoa during his war against the Visconti of Milan; in response, Genoa sacked the city and destroyed the port and ships. He allied himself with the French in the 16th century, but this campaign failed and led Genoa to invade the area again, this time destroying three loaded ships and the port.

It was occupied by Napoleon's French forces in the early 19th century, but the area was subsequently conquered by Napoleon by the Kingdom of Sardinia. Subsequently, the iron and steel industries were founded in Savona and the port revived.

Geography

The province of Savona is one of the four provinces of the Liguria region which forms a coastal strip in north-western Italy. Savona has a long coast on the Gulf of Genoa; the Province of Imperia is located to the west and the Metropolitan City of Genoa is located to the east. The Piedmont region is located in the hinterland, with the Province of Cuneo in the north-west and the provinces of Asti and Alessandria in the north. The provincial capital is the city of Savona. The hinterland is the mountain range formed by the Ligurian Alps and the Apennines.

Government

List of Presidents of the Province of Savona

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