Bajardo (also Baiardo) (Ligurian: Baiardu) is a comune in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria. It is about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Imperia.

Comune di Bajardo
Bajardo under the January snow.
Bajardo under the January snow.
Coat of arms of Bajardo
Coat of arms
Location of Bajardo
Bajardo is located in Italy
Location of Bajardo in Italy
Bajardo is located in Liguria
Bajardo (Liguria)
Coordinates: 43°54′N 7°43′E / 43.900°N 7.717°E / 43.900; 7.717Coordinates: 43°54′N 7°43′E / 43.900°N 7.717°E / 43.900; 7.717
ProvinceImperia (IM)
FrazioniBerzi, Vignai [1]
 • MayorFrancesca Laura
 • Total24.54 km2 (9.47 sq mi)
Elevation900 m (3,000 ft)
 (28 February 2017)[4]
 • Total333
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Baiardesi or Bajocchi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0184
Patron saintSaint Nicholas of Bari[6]
WebsiteOfficial website
The remains of the old church of San Nicolò.

Its principal settlement, Bajardo itself, is a medieval village which stands at an elevation of 900 metres (3,000 ft)[4] on a peak at the head of the basin of the Nervia torrent.


First ruled by the Counts of Ventimiglia, it passed to the Marquis of Ceva before coming under Genoese control in 1259. It remained with Genoa until 1815 when it became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.[3] The parish church of San Nicolò da Bari in Piazza Parrocchiale [7] was built in 1893 to replace the church destroyed by the earthquake of 1887.[3]


  1. ^ Comune di Baiardo, Statuto (1992).
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Provincia di Imperia, Bajardo.
  4. ^ a b c Italian statistical institute (Istat), Elenco comuni italiani 31 mar 2009.
  5. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ A deduction made from the fact that the only parish church which Chiesa Cattolica Italiana website identifies within the comune is S. Nicolò da Bari, Piazza Parrocchiale 12, Bajardo 18031 (IM).
  7. ^ Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, Parrocchia San Nicolò da Bari[permanent dead link].

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