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Genoa in OTL is the sixth-most populous city in Italy, and the center of the Genoan metropolitan area, as well as the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria.

The city of Genoa covers an area of 243 sq km between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennine Mountains. The city stretches along the coast for about 30 km and for 10 km from the coast to the north along the valleys Polcevera and Bisagno. The territory of Genoa can then be popularly divided into five main zones: the centre, the west, the east, the Polcevera and the Bisagno Valley.

The city has been in existence for thousand of years now. There was even a time that the city was known as Republic of Genoa, an independent city-state during the 11th century. At its peak, the city had control over other territories such as Liguria, Sardinia, Corsica, and Piedmont. In addition, the city also played a significant role in the Crusades and also established its colonies in other regions such as Middle East, Northern Africa, Sicily, Northern Black Sea, and the Aegean. During the 17th century, Genoa was no longer considered a major power. In 1797, Napoleon conquered the city and Genoa was put under the French rule. However, Genoa soon liberated itself from the French colonizers, after which it was put under the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, and later the Kingdom - now Republic - of Italy.

Today, Genoa is a city with has a population of about 610,000 and the urban area has a population of about 900,000. It is, as it has long been, a major economic center, and a major port.

Alternate versions of Genoa and the Republic of Genoa have been discovered in the multiverse:


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