Northeast Italy

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Northeast Italy
Italia nord-orientale
Region
Country  Italy
Regions Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Veneto
Largest city Bologna
Highest point Ortles
 - location Alps, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
 - elevation 3,905 m (12,812 ft)
 - coordinates 46°30′32″N 10°32′41″E / 46.50889°N 10.54472°E / 46.50889; 10.54472
Lowest point Sea level
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 62,328 km² (24,065 sq mi)
Population 11,643,601 (1 January 2016) [1]
Density 187 /km² (484 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 36 provinces and 934 comuni
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS1 ITH
Northeast Italy (in brown)
Northeast Italy (in brown)

Northeast Italy (Italian: Italia nord-orientale or just [Nord-Est] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) is one of the five official statistical regions of Italy used by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), a NUTS1 level region.

Geography[change | change source]

Northeast Italy borders to the north with Switzerland and Austria; to the east with Slovenia; to the south with Liguria (Northwest Italy), Tuscany (Central Italy), Marche (Central Italy) and San Marino; and to the west with Lombardy (Northwest Italy) and, for a very short distance, with Piedmont (Northwest Italy).

Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto have a coast in the Adriatic Sea

The Alps are in the northern part of the region and the northern Apennines in the south. The highest point, in the region, is Ortles (46°30′32″N 10°32′41″E / 46.50889°N 10.54472°E / 46.50889; 10.54472 (Ortles)), in the Alps (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol); it is 3,905 metres (12,812 ft) high.[2]

Northeast Italy has the most part of the valley of the Po river (Italian: Pianura Padana). The Po is the longest river of Northeast Italy and of Italy.

Regions[change | change source]

Central Italy encompasses four of the 20 regions of Italy, including 36 provinces and 934 comuniː

Region Capital Population[1]
(2016)
Area
(km²)[3]
Density
(inh./km²)
Provinces Comuni
Emilia-Romagna Bologna 4,448,146 22,452.78 198.1 9 333
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste 1,221,218 7,862.30 155.3 4 216
Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Trento 1,059,114 13,605.50 77.8 2 293
Veneto Venice 4,915,123 18,407.42 267.0 21 92
Total 11,643,601 62,328.00 186.8 36 934

The 10 comuni with more people living in them areː

Comune Population[1] Province Region
Bologna 386,663 Bologna Emilia-Romagna
Venice 263,352 Venice Veneto
Verona 258,765 Verona Veneto
Padua 210,401 Padua Veneto
Trieste 204,420 Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Parma 192,836 Parma Emilia-Romagna
Modena 184,973 Modena Emilia-Romagna
Reggio Emilia 171,345 Reggio Emilia Emilia-Romagna
Ravenna 159,116 Ravenna Emilia-Romagna
Rimini 147,750 Rimini Emilia-Romagna

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. "Ortles, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. "Regioni italiane" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 27 January 2017.

Coordinates: 45°30′N 12°00′E / 45.500°N 12.000°E / 45.500; 12.000