Comune di Cogoleto

Coat of arms

Location of Cogoleto in Italy

Coordinates: 44°23′22″N 8°38′46″E / 44.38944°N 8.64611°E / 44.38944; 8.64611Coordinates: 44°23′22″N 8°38′46″E / 44.38944°N 8.64611°E / 44.38944; 8.64611
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Lerca, Sciarborasca, Pratozanino
  Mayor Mauro Cavelli
  Total 20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
  Total 9,161
  Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cogoletesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16016
Dialing code 010
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day August 10
Website Official website

Cogoleto (Ligurian: Cogoeuo) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Genoa. Its territory extends from the sea to the Ligurian Apennines; it is part of the Natural Regional Park of Monte Beigua.


The area of Cogoleto is identified in the Roman Peutingerian Table as Hasta, with a bridge (destroyed in World War II by Allied bombings) existing here. The first mention of the town dates to 1039, and in 1091 it was included in Bonifacio del Vasto's Marquisate of Savona. In 1343 it was acquired by the Republic of Genoa.

On April 11, 1800 it was the seat of a battle between the French and Austrian armies. Cogoleto became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815, following its history in the unification of Italy and modern Italian history.

Main sights

Twin towns

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Nature conservtion

Part of the municipality territory is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua.[2]


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Comuni del Parco". Retrieved 2016-02-20.

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