Province of Parma

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Province of Parma
Province
Palazzo della Provincia
Palazzo della Provincia, Parma
Coat of arms of Province of Parma
Coat of arms
Map with the province of Parma in Italy
Map with the province of Parma, in red, in Italy
Coordinates: 44°48′00″N 10°20′00″E / 44.8°N 10.3333333°E / 44.8; 10.3333333Coordinates: 44°48′00″N 10°20′00″E / 44.8°N 10.3333333°E / 44.8; 10.3333333
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province 1859
Capital Parma
Comuni 45
Government[1]
 • President Filippo Fritelli
Area[2]
 • Total 3,447.48 km2 (1,331.08 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total 447,779
 • Density 129.8859/km2 (336.4029/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43121-43126 Parma, 43010-43059 Provincia
Telephone prefix 0521, 0524, 0525
ISO 3166 code IT-PR
Vehicle registration PR
ISTAT 034
Website Official website

The Province of Parma (Italian: Provincia di Parma) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its largest town and capital is the city of Parma.

Geography[change | change source]

Map of the province of Parma

The province of Parma has an area of 3,447.48 km2 (1,331 sq mi).[2] The territory of Parma is divided into three zones from north to south:

  1. The pianura (plains), with the Po river on the northern border.
  2. The collina (hills).
  3. The montagna (mountains).

The main towns of the collina and montagna are along the course of the main rivers that flow from the Apennine Mountains in the province and then into the Po river.

The province is bordered to the north by Lombardy (Mantua and Cremona provinces), to the east by the Reggio Emilia province, to the south by Tuscany (Massa-Carrara province) and Liguria (La Spezia province and the Metropolitan City of Genoa), to the west by the Piacenza province.

The main rivers in the province are the Taro, Parma and Ceno.

The main lakes in the province are in the mountains; two of them are:[4]

  • Santo (Lago Santo parmense), at an altitude of 1,507 m (4,944 ft). It is the largest natural lake in the northern Apennines with an area of 81,550 m2 (877,800 sq ft).
  •  Ballano Lake (Lago Ballano), at an altitude of 1,341 m (4,400 ft). It is the second largest lake in the region with an area of 73,000 m2 (790,000 sq ft).

The highest mountains in the province are:

  • Monte Sillara, 1,861 m (6,106 ft) high.
  • Monte Marmagna, 1,852 m (6,076 ft) high.
  • Monte Orsaro, 1,831 m (6,007 ft) high.
  • Monte Maggiorasca, 1,804 m (5,919 ft) high.

Among the protected areas in the province are the Parco regionale delle Valli del Cedra e del Parma (called also as Parco dei Cento Laghi) and the Parco nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.

Population[change | change source]

As of 1 January  2016 (2016 -01-01), there are 447,779 persons living in the province,[3] for a population density of 129.9 inhabitants/km². The communes with more inhabitants are Parma (192,836 inhabitants) and Fidenza (26,770 inhabitants). The commune with fewest people living in it is Valmozzola, with 539 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

The following shows the 45 comuni with the population,[3] and the area and altitude.[5]

No. Comune Population Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
 1 Albareto &&&&&&&&&&&02156.&&&&&02,156 104.11 20.7 512
 2 Bardi &&&&&&&&&&&02227.&&&&&02,227 189.90 11.7 625
 3 Bedonia &&&&&&&&&&&03482.&&&&&03,482 169.56 20.5 500
 4 Berceto &&&&&&&&&&&02109.&&&&&02,109 131.71 16.0 808
 5 Bore &&&&&&&&&&&&0749.&&&&&0749 43.01 17.4 835
 6 Borgo Val di Taro &&&&&&&&&&&06999.&&&&&06,999 151.49 46.2 411
 7 Busseto &&&&&&&&&&&07054.&&&&&07,054 76.59 92.1 40
 8 Calestano &&&&&&&&&&&02100.&&&&&02,100 57.36 36.6 417
 9 Collecchio &&&&&&&&&&014403.&&&&&014,403 58.83 244.8 112
10 Colorno &&&&&&&&&&&08991.&&&&&08,991 48.41 185.7 29
11 Compiano &&&&&&&&&&&01112.&&&&&01,112 37.53 29.6 519
12 Corniglio &&&&&&&&&&&01936.&&&&&01,936 165.70 11.7 690
13 Felino &&&&&&&&&&&08790.&&&&&08,790 38.35 229.2 185
14 Fidenza &&&&&&&&&&026770.&&&&&026,770 95.12 281.4 75
15 Fontanellato &&&&&&&&&&&07033.&&&&&07,033 53.98 130.3 45
16 Fontevivo &&&&&&&&&&&05597.&&&&&05,597 26.00 215.3 53
17 Fornovo di Taro &&&&&&&&&&&06100.&&&&&06,100 57.52 106.1 158
18 Langhirano &&&&&&&&&&010315.&&&&&010,315 70.84 145.6 265
19 Lesignano de' Bagni &&&&&&&&&&&05028.&&&&&05,028 47.49 105.9 252
20 Medesano &&&&&&&&&&010828.&&&&&010,828 88.77 122.0 136
21 Mezzani &&&&&&&&&&&03273.&&&&&03,273 27.65 118.4 27
22 Monchio delle Corti &&&&&&&&&&&&0933.&&&&&0933 69.04 13.5 820
23 Montechiarugolo &&&&&&&&&&010813.&&&&&010,813 48.20 224.3 128
24 Neviano degli Arduini &&&&&&&&&&&03649.&&&&&03,649 105.96 34.4 517
25 Noceto &&&&&&&&&&013001.&&&&&013,001 79.17 164.2 76
26 Palanzano &&&&&&&&&&&01142.&&&&&01,142 69.80 16.4 691
27 Parma &&&&&&&&&0192836.&&&&&0192,836 260.60 740.0 57
28 Pellegrino Parmense &&&&&&&&&&&01048.&&&&&01,048 82.08 12.8 410
29 Polesine Zibello &&&&&&&&&&&03232.&&&&&03,232 48.51 66.6 35
30 Roccabianca &&&&&&&&&&&03068.&&&&&03,068 40.46 75.8 32
31 Sala Baganza &&&&&&&&&&&05561.&&&&&05,561 30.76 180.8 162
32 Salsomaggiore Terme &&&&&&&&&&019831.&&&&&019,831 81.50 243.3 157
33 San Secondo Parmense &&&&&&&&&&&05721.&&&&&05,721 37.71 151.7 38
34 Sissa Trecasali &&&&&&&&&&&07890.&&&&&07,890 72.72 108.5 33
35 Solignano &&&&&&&&&&&01773.&&&&&01,773 73.14 24.2 232
36 Soragna &&&&&&&&&&&04834.&&&&&04,834 45.39 106.5 47
37 Sorbolo &&&&&&&&&&&09544.&&&&&09,544 39.33 242.7 34
38 Terenzo &&&&&&&&&&&01196.&&&&&01,196 72.70 16.5 541
39 Tizzano Val Parma &&&&&&&&&&&02077.&&&&&02,077 78.39 26.5 814
40 Tornolo &&&&&&&&&&&01010.&&&&&01,010 67.48 15.0 620
41 Torrile &&&&&&&&&&&07698.&&&&&07,698 37.15 207.2 32
42 Traversetolo &&&&&&&&&&&09425.&&&&&09,425 54.86 171.8 176
43 Valmozzola &&&&&&&&&&&&0539.&&&&&0539 67.64 8.0 565
44 Varano de' Melegari &&&&&&&&&&&02676.&&&&&02,676 64.92 41.2 190
45 Varsi &&&&&&&&&&&01230.&&&&&01,230 80.07 15.4 412

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidente" (in Italian). Provincia di Parma. http://www.provincia.parma.it/provincia/presidente. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia di Parma" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. http://www.tuttitalia.it/emilia-romagna/provincia-di-parma/. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. http://demo.istat.it/pop2016/index.html. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  4. "I laghi dell'appennino parmense" (in Italian) (PDF). Parco dei Cento Laghi. http://www.parks.it/parco.cento.laghi/pdf/Laghi.del.parco.pdf. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  5. "Comuni Provincia di Parma" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. http://www.tuttitalia.it/emilia-romagna/provincia-di-parma/44-comuni/. Retrieved 18 October 2016.