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′42″N 11°37′58″E / 44.84500°N 11.63278°E / 44.84500; 11.63278Coordinates: 44°50′42″N 11°37′58″E / 44.84500°N 11.63278°E / 44.84500; 11.63278
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Capital Ferrara
Comuni 23
Government
 • President Tiziano Tagliani[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2,635.12 km2 (1,017.43 sq mi)
Population (January 2017)[3]
 • Total 348,362
 • Density 132.1997/km2 (342.3956/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 Northeast 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]

There are 348,362 persons living in the province (January 2017),[3] for a population density of 132.2 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population in the province

Municipalities[change | change source]

The following shows the 23 comuni (municipalities) with the population,[3] and the area and altitude.[4]

No. Comune Population
(2017)
Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
1 Argenta 21,641 311.67 69.4 4
2 Berra 4,785 68.64 69.7 2
3 Bondeno 14,440 174.76 82.6 11
4 Cento 35,582 64.74 549.6 15
5 Codigoro 11,852 170.01 69.7 3
6 Comacchio 22,369 284.13 78.7 0
7 Copparo 16,428 157,01 104.6 5
8 Ferrara 132,009 405.16 325.8 9
9 Fiscaglia 9,031 116.18 77.7 2
10 Formignana 2,731 22.43 121.8 3
11 Goro 3,761 33.18 113.4 1
12 Jolanda di Savoia 2,923 108.34 27.0 1
13 Lagosanto 4,874 34.44 141.5 0
14 Masi Torello 2,319 22.71 102.1 3
15 Mesola 6,852 84.31 81.3 1
16 Ostellato 6,129 173.34 35.4 2
17 Poggio Renatico 9,869 80.23 123.0 10
18 Portomaggiore 11,756 126.64 92.8 3
19 Ro 3,247 43.20 75.2 5
20 Terre del Reno 10,004 51.04 196.0 19
21 Tresigallo 4,434 20.62 215.0 1
22 Vigarano Mainarda 7,590 42.02 180.6 10
23 Voghiera 3,736 40.33 92.6 7

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidente" (in Italian). Provincia di Ferrara. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia di Ferrara" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 5 November 2017. 
  4. "Comuni Provincia di Ferrara per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 5 November 2017.