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Cairo Montenotte

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Cairo Montenotte is a comune in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50km west of Genoa and about 20km northwest of Savona. Located in Val Bormida, it is a member of the Comunità Montana Alta Val Bormida.It is famous as the birthplace of the patriot Giuseppe Cesare Abba. Cairo Montenotte borders the following municipalities: Albisola Superiore, Altare, Carcare, Cengio, Cosseria, Dego, Giusvalla, Gottasecca, Pontinvrea, Saliceto, and Savona.HistoryThe name "Cairo" comes from the Latin "carium", which itself comes from the Ligurian stem "*kar-", meaning "stone", "rock".This area, according to many archaeological finds, has been inhabited since the Neolithic age.During the Roman Domination, Cairo was a stage on the Via Aemilia Scauri and via Iulia Augusta man roads.
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