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Liguria - At a glance
Liguria at a glance
Location In northwestern Italy. It’s a thin sliver of coastal territory bordered by Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna to the east, Lombardy and Piedmont in the north, and France in the west.
Status One of Italy’s 20 regions
Population 1,583,000 (Dec 2014)
Life expectancy Men 76, women 82
Regional capital Genoa (Genova) (population 594,904)
Other main towns Sanremo (population 53,936), Savona (60,750) and La Spezia (95,000)
Main airport Genoa (Aeroporto Christoforo Colombo)
Language Italian. Main dialect Genoese.
Religion Roman Catholic
Currency Euro (€) (for up-to-date rates, go to www.xe.com)
International telephone code +39 (but keep the first 0 in the number)
Time GMT +1
Electrical voltage 220V/50Hz, two-pin plugs