|Comune di Acqui Terme|
La Bollente spring.
|Frazioni||Lussito, Ovrano, Moirano|
|• Mayor||Lorenzo Lucchini (Five Star Movement)|
|• Total||33.42 km2 (12.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||156 m (512 ft)|
(30 April 2017)
|• Density||600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Guido of Acqui|
|Saint day||June 11|
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