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Porto Longone

Porto Azzurro
Comune di Porto Azzurro
Porto Azzurro
Porto Azzurro
Location of Porto Azzurro in Italy

Coordinates: 42°46′N 10°24′E / 42.767°N 10.400°E / 42.767; 10.400

Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Livorno (LI)
Frazioni Barbarossa, Mola
 • Mayor Maurizio Papi (since May 2002)
 • Total 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)[1]
 • Total 3,452
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym Longonesi, Portoazzurrini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57036
Dialing code 0565
Patron saint St. James
Saint day July 26

Porto Azzurro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany; it is on the island of Elba, located about 130 kilometres (81 miles) southwest of Florence and about 90 km (56 mi) south of Livorno. It was formerly called Porto Longone, and in 1557 Jacob VI Appiani, Prince of Piombino, granted Spain the right to build a fortress there.[2] It was transferred to the Kingdom of Naples in 1735 under the terms of the 1725 Treaty of Vienna, and then to France in 1801, when Napoleon established the Kingdom of Etruria.[2]


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