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Location address: Italia, Livorno, Livorno
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Livorno gave its name to the chicken breed leghorn, made famous by the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies for Warner Bross.
The name of Livorno in the 17th century was Legorno. The English called it Leghorn. From here, the English imported a type of straw to create heads. That was the first meaning of leghorn.
From here, an Italian sailor transported in 1835 chickens to the US from here of the specific type Gallina Livornese. The chicken is known as leghorn and became a very popular breed..
Livorno (Italian: [liˈvorno] ( )), English traditionally Leghorn (/lɛɡˈhɔrn/, /ˈlɛɡɔrn/), is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno, having a population of approximately 161,000 residents in 2011.