Loano
Comune di Loano
Loano
Location of Loano
Loano
Loano
Location of Loano in Italy
Loano
Loano
Loano (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°7′N 8°15′E / 44.117°N 8.250°E / 44.117; 8.250Coordinates: 44°7′N 8°15′E / 44.117°N 8.250°E / 44.117; 8.250
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceSavona (SV)
FrazioniVerzi
Government
 • MayorLuigi Pignocca
Area
 • Total13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[3]
 • Total11,319
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Loanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
17025
Dialing code019
WebsiteOfficial website

Loano (Ligurian: Leua) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Savona.

Loano borders the following municipalities: Bardineto, Boissano, Borghetto Santo Spirito, and Pietra Ligure.

History

Loano has pre-Roman origins (prehistoric finds at the San Damiano hill and pre-Roman at the current old city are recent), during the Roman era the villas was built in this territory; a Roman mosaic of the imperial age is visible on the main floor of Palazzo Doria.

In the 8th century, thanks to a Carolingian donation, the territory called Lovenis (corresponding to the first Loanese toponym) was donated to the Benedictine monastery of San Pietro in Varatella (Toirano) who founded the church-sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Loreto near the port.

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat and local register office.
  4. ^ Gemellaggio con Francheville (Lione) (in Italian)