Province of Ferrara

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Province of Ferrara
Province
Castello Estense
Castello Estense, Ferrara
Map with the province of Ferrara in Italy
Map with the province of Ferrara, in red, in Italy
Coordinates: 44°50′41″N 11°37′57″E / 44.84472°N 11.6325°E / 44.84472; 11.6325Coordinates: 44°50′41″N 11°37′57″E / 44.84472°N 11.6325°E / 44.84472; 11.6325
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Capital Ferrara
Comuni 24
Government
 • President Tiziano Tagliani[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2,635.12 km2 (1,017.43 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[3]
 • Total 351,436
 • Density 133.3662/km2 (345.4169/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 44000-44124
Telephone prefix 0532, 0533
ISO 3166 code IT-FE
Vehicle registration FE
ISTAT 038
Website Official website

The province of Ferrara (Italian: provincia di Ferrara) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region in northeastern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. Its capital is the city of Ferrara.

Geography[change | change source]

Map of the province of Ferrara

The province of Ferrara is the most northerly province in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has an area of 2,635.12 km2 (1,017 sq mi).[2] The provincial capital, the city of Ferrara, is on a branch of the Po river and at about 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Bologna, the capital of the region.

The province is bordered to the north by the province of Rovigo in the Veneto region, to the northwest by the province of Mantua in Lombardy, to the west by the Modena and Bologna provinces, to the south by the province of Ravenna and to the east by the Adriatic Sea.

The province is completely flat, with an altitude that goes from 0 m to less than 100 m (328 ft) high in the west of the province, on the border with the Modena province. Most comuni have less of 10 m (33 ft) of average altitude; the comune with a higher average altitude is Sant'Agostino.

The main rivers in the province are the Po and the Reno. The Po forms the north border of the province with the province of Rovigo. In Ferrara, the river has three main branches: the Po di Volano, that flows through the city of Ferrara, the Po di Primaro and the Po di Goro.

The Reno river is the longest of the region without being a tributary of the Po.

The main lakes in the province are the Lago delle Nazioni ("Nation's Lake), an artificial lake, and the Lago del Quaternario.

Population[change | change source]

As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 351,436 persons living in the province,[3] for a population density of 133.4 inhabitants/km².

Administration[change | change source]

The following shows the 24 comuni with the population,[3] and the area and altitude.[4]

No. Comune Population Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
1 Argenta &&&&&&&&&&021851.&&&&&021,851 311.67 70.1 4
2 Berra &&&&&&&&&&&04870.&&&&&04,870 68.64 70.9 2
3 Bondeno &&&&&&&&&&014655.&&&&&014,655 174.76 83.9 11
4 Cento &&&&&&&&&&035686.&&&&&035,686 64.74 551.2 15
5 Codigoro &&&&&&&&&&011999.&&&&&011,999 170.01 70.6 3
6 Comacchio &&&&&&&&&&022566.&&&&&022,566 284.13 79.4 0
7 Copparo &&&&&&&&&&016567.&&&&&016,567 157,01 105.5 5
8 Ferrara &&&&&&&&&0133155.&&&&&0133,155 405.16 328.6 9
9 Fiscaglia &&&&&&&&&&&09118.&&&&&09,118 116.18 78.5 2
10 Formignana &&&&&&&&&&&02785.&&&&&02,785 22.43 124.2 3
11 Goro &&&&&&&&&&&03798.&&&&&03,798 33.18 114.5 1
12 Jolanda di Savoia &&&&&&&&&&&02985.&&&&&02,985 108.34 27.6 1
13 Lagosanto &&&&&&&&&&&04908.&&&&&04,908 34.44 142.5 0
14 Masi Torello &&&&&&&&&&&02341.&&&&&02,341 22.71 103.1 3
15 Mesola &&&&&&&&&&&06929.&&&&&06,929 84.31 82.2 1
16 Mirabello &&&&&&&&&&&03266.&&&&&03,266 16.25 201.0 14
17 Ostellato &&&&&&&&&&&06200.&&&&&06,200 173.34 35.8 2
18 Poggio Renatico &&&&&&&&&&&09852.&&&&&09,852 80.23 122.8 10
19 Portomaggiore &&&&&&&&&&011841.&&&&&011,841 126.64 93.5 3
20 Ro &&&&&&&&&&&03247.&&&&&03,247 43.20 75.2 5
21 Sant'Agostino &&&&&&&&&&&06853.&&&&&06,853 34.79 197.0 19
22 Tresigallo &&&&&&&&&&&04493.&&&&&04,493 20.62 217.9 1
23 Vigarano Mainarda &&&&&&&&&&&07694.&&&&&07,694 42.02 183.1 10
24 Voghiera &&&&&&&&&&&03777.&&&&&03,777 40.33 93.7 7

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidente" (in Italian). Provincia di Ferrara. http://www.provincia.fe.it/presidente. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia di Ferrara" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. http://www.tuttitalia.it/emilia-romagna/provincia-di-ferrara/. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. http://demo.istat.it/bil2015/index.html. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. "Comuni Provincia di Ferrara per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. http://www.tuttitalia.it/emilia-romagna/provincia-di-ferrara/12-comuni/popolazione/. Retrieved 31 August 2016.