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Genoa
Genova
Comune
Comune di Genova
A collage o Genoa, Clockwise frae top left: Torre della Lanterna, Piazza de Ferrari, Galleria Mazzini, Brigata Liguria Street, View o San Teodoro frae Genoa Port

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Genoa is located in Italy
Genoa
Genoa
Location o Genoa in Italy
Coordinates: 44°24′40″N 8°55′58″E / 44.41111°N 8.93278°E / 44.41111; 8.93278
Kintra Italy
Region Ligurie
Province Genoa (GE)
Government
 • Mayor Marco Doria (Independent – Centre-left)
Area
 • Total 243.60 km2 (94.05 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (31 August 2011)[1]
 • Total 608,154
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Demonym Genovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16121-16167
Diallin code 010
Patron saunt John the Baptist
Saunt day June 24
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Genoa (Italian: Genova Aboot this soond listen , pronounced [ˈdʒɛːnova]; in Genoese an Ligurian: Zena, pronounced [ˈzeːna]; in Laitin an, archaically, in Inglis: Genua) is a ceety an an impairtant seaport in nairthren Italy, the caipital o the Province o Genoa an o the region o Ligurie.

The ceety haes a population o aboot 610,000 an the urban aurie haes a population o aboot 900,000. Genoa's Metropolitan Aurie haes a population o aboot 1,400,000. It is an aa creit la Superba ("the Superb ane") due tae its glarious past.[2] Pairt o the auld ceety o Genoa wis inscribit on the Warld Heritage Leet (UNESCO) in 2006. The ceety's rich airt, muisic, gastronomie, airchitectur an historie, made it 2004's EU Caipital o cultur.

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  1. Total population referred to to the comune (or municipality), rather than the extended urban area. Notiziario statistico del Comune di Genova – Andamento della popolazione al 31 dicembre 2009 (Statistical report of Genoa Municipality at december 31, 2009)
  2. "Genoa: a bloody history, a beguiling present | Italy". London: Times Online. 2004-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-11.