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Genoa is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city has a population of ca. 700,000. The flag of Genoa is the St. George's flag, a red cross on a lime white field, almost identical to the Flag of England. It is probable that the flag of Genoa was adopted by England and the City of London in 1190 so their ships entering the Mediterranean would benefit from the protection of the powerful Genoese fleet. However, historians agree that the actual origins of the flag are unclear (Encyclopedia Britannica).

 

One of the most beautiful and pictoresque Genoese neighbourhood. This photo is taken in Via Porta Soprana.

 

Genua is een stad in Noordwest-Italië, ten zuidwesten van Milaan en ten oosten van Savona, aan de Ligurische Zee. Het is de hoofdstad van de regio Ligurië. Genua telt circa 700.000 inwoners en is de grootste havenstad van Italië en na Marseille de tweede haven aan de Middellandse Zee.

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Taken on August 14, 2007