Genoa is a municipality of 561.191 inhabitants located in the Genoa province in the Italian region of Liguria in Northern Italy.
It has a population density of 2.335 people per km² and an altitude of 19 metres above the sea level.
Genoa accounts for about 67.01% of the total population in the province of Genoa and about 0.93128% of the overall population of Italy as of 2022.
Genoa is a port city with a rich maritime history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Some of its landmarks are the Palazzo Ducale, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Aquarium, and the Lanterna lighthouse.
Genoa also has a medieval old town, with narrow alleys, churches, and palaces.
Genoa was founded by the Ligurians in the 6th century BC.
It was an ally of Rome, a rival of Pisa, a republic, and a maritime power.
Genoa was involved in the Crusades, the wars with Venice, and the discovery of the New World.
Genoa was annexed by France, by the Kingdom of Sardinia, and by Italy.
Genoa is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolò Paganini.
Genoa is classified as a Climate Zone D, which means it is a temperate town by Italian standards.
The local climate is characterized by short, mild winters with hot and somewhat windy summers and overall little precipitation.
The province of Genoa experiences on average 42.79 days of hot temperatures (over 30°C) and 2.71 cold temperature days (<5°C) per year.
Precipitation in the form of rain or snow occurs around 88.68 days per year. Fog is rarely an issue, with little to no foggy days throughout the year.
The municipality of Genoa enjoys approximately 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. This means that the town experiences an average of 304.17 sunny days in a year.
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