7 Facts About Genoa

1. The University of Genoa is an important centre of higher learning in northern Italy.

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2. The territory of Genoa is popularly divided into 5 main zones: the centre, the west, the east, the Polcevera and the Bisagno Valley.

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3. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006 as Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli.

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4. The Republic of Genoa was a city-state based in Liguria, the Mediterranean coastal region of northwest Italy near France.

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5. Today the University of Genoa, founded in the 15th century, is one of the largest in Italy, with 11 faculties, 51 departments and 14 libraries.

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6. City of Genoa is subdivided into nine municipi, as approved by the Municipal Council in 2007.

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7. City of Genoa covers an area of 243 square kilometres between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennine Mountains.

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