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Monte Saccarello

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Monte Saccarello

Monte Saccarello
Elevation 2,201 m (7,221 ft)
Monte Saccarello
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria / Piemonte, Italy -
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Range Ligurian Alps

44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250Coordinates: 44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250

Monte Saccarello is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Liguria, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It belongs to the Ligurian Alps and it is the maximum elevation in the Italian region of Liguria.

On a sub-peak of the mountain stands a huge bronze statue of Jesus Christ built in 1901.

SOIUSA classification

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[1]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = Alpi del Marguareis
  • supergroup = Catena del Saccarello
  • group = Gruppo del Monte Saccarello
  • subgroup = Nodo del Monte Saccarello
  • code = I/A-1.II-A.1.a


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the italiano World Heritage Encyclopedia.

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