Sori, Liguria

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Sori

Söi
Comune di Sori
Sori-panorama8.JPG
Location of Sori
Sori is located in Italy
Sori
Sori
Location of Sori in Italy
Sori is located in Liguria
Sori
Sori
Sori (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°22′22″N 9°6′16″E / 44.37278°N 9.10444°E / 44.37278; 9.10444Coordinates: 44°22′22″N 9°6′16″E / 44.37278°N 9.10444°E / 44.37278; 9.10444
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniCanepa, Capreno, Lago, Levà, Polanesi, San Bartolomeo di Busonengo, Sant’Apollinare, Sussisa, Teriasca
Government
 • MayorPaolo Pezzana
Area
 • Total13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (31 November 2016)[3]
 • Total4,181
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Soresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16031
Dialing code0185
Patron saintSanta Margherita d'Antiochia
Saint dayJuly 20
WebsiteOfficial website

Sori (Ligurian: Söi) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of Genoa. Together with Camogli, Pieve Ligure, Bogliasco, and Recco, it is part of the so-called Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante. Its economy is based on tourism and production of olives.

Church of Santa Margherita.

The municipality of Sori contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Canepa, Capreno, Lago, Levà, Polanesi, San Bartolomeo di Busonengo, Sant’Apollinare, Sussisa, and Teriasca.

Sori borders the following municipalities: Avegno, Bargagli, Bogliasco, Genoa, Lumarzo, Pieve Ligure, Recco, and Uscio.

History[edit]

According to some theories, Sori was founded by Greek immigrants around the 7th century BC. Most likely, the small port was also used by the Romans, although the first mention of the town dates to the early Middle Ages, when it was a possession of the bishops of Milan; later, it was part of the Republic of Genoa.

In 1548, the town was sacked and ravaged by 1500 pirates from North Africa. After the French domination in 1815, Sori became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and, from 1861, was part of the unified Kingdom of Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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