Province of Piacenza

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Province of Piacenza
Province
Palazzo Farnese
Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza
Coat of arms of Province of Piacenza
Coat of arms
Map with the province of Piacenza in Italy
Map with the province of Piacenza, in red, in Italy
Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°42′E / 45.05°N 9.7°E / 45.05; 9.7Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°42′E / 45.05°N 9.7°E / 45.05; 9.7
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province 1859
Capital Piacenza
Comuni 48
Government[1]
 • President Francesco Rolleri
Area[2]
 • Total 2,585.86 km2 (998.41 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total 286,997
 • Density 110.9871/km2 (287.4552/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29010, 29020, 29100
Telephone prefix 0523
ISO 3166 code IT-PC
Vehicle registration PC
ISTAT 033
Website Official website

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

Geography[change | change source]

Map of the province of Piacenza

The province of Piacenza has an area of 2,585.86 km2 (998 sq mi).[2] It is the most western of the nine provinces in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northwestern Italy. It is divided in two zones from north to south; the northern part is largely flat (the Pianura Padana or valley of the Po river) but the southern two thirds are hilly and gets up the Apennines mountains.[4]

The province is bordered to the north by the region of Lombardy (Cremona, Lodi and Pavia provinces), to the east by the Parma province, to the south by the region of Liguria (Metropolitan City of Genoa) and to the west by the region of Piedmont (Alessandria province).

The main river in the province is the Po river.

The main lakes in the province are artificial lakes; two of them are:

  • Mignano (Lago di Mignano), at an altitude of 341 m (1,119 ft). It is the largest lake of the province with an area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi).[5]
  • Trebecco (Lago di Trebecco), at an altitude of 359 m (1,178 ft) with an area of 73,000 m2 (790,000 sq ft).

The highest mountain in the province is Monte Bue (44°33′21″N 9°29′35″E / 44.55583°N 9.49306°E / 44.55583; 9.49306 (Monte Bue, Italy)); it is 1,780 m (5,840 ft) high.[6]

Population[change | change source]

As of 1 January  2016 (2016 -01-01), there are 286,997 persons living in the province,[3] for a population density of 111.0 inhabitants/km². The communes with more inhabitants are Piacenza (102,191 inhabitants) and Fiorenzuola d'Arda (15,297 inhabitants). The commune with fewest people living in it is Zerba, with 77 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

The following shows the 45 comuni with the population,[3] and the area and altitude.[7]

No. Comune Population Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
1 Agazzano &&&&&&&&&&&02096.&&&&&02,096 36.15 58.0 187
2 Alseno &&&&&&&&&&&04714.&&&&&04,714 55.27 85.3 81
3 Besenzone &&&&&&&&&&&&0978.&&&&&0978 23.95 40.8 48
4 Bettola &&&&&&&&&&&02828.&&&&&02,828 122.37 23.1 329
5 Bobbio &&&&&&&&&&&03577.&&&&&03,577 106.53 33.6 272
6 Borgonovo Val Tidone &&&&&&&&&&&07892.&&&&&07,892 51.22 154.1 114
7 Cadeo &&&&&&&&&&&06118.&&&&&06,118 38.48 159.0 65
8 Calendasco &&&&&&&&&&&02514.&&&&&02,514 36.94 68.1 55
9 Caminata &&&&&&&&&&&&0252.&&&&&0252 3.17 79.5 364
10 Caorso &&&&&&&&&&&04749.&&&&&04,749 40.98 115.9 42
11 Carpaneto Piacentino &&&&&&&&&&&07715.&&&&&07,715 63.08 122.3 114
12 Castel San Giovanni &&&&&&&&&&013726.&&&&&013,726 44.04 311.7 74
13 Castell'Arquato &&&&&&&&&&&04713.&&&&&04,713 52.75 89.3 224
14 Castelvetro Piacentino &&&&&&&&&&&05456.&&&&&05,456 35.06 155.6 39
15 Cerignale &&&&&&&&&&&&0127.&&&&&0127 30.82 4.1 725
16 Coli &&&&&&&&&&&&0879.&&&&&0879 71.69 12.3 638
17 Corte Brugnatella &&&&&&&&&&&&0586.&&&&&0586 46.31 12.7 350
18 Cortemaggiore &&&&&&&&&&&04644.&&&&&04,644 36.47 127.3 52
19 Farini &&&&&&&&&&&01290.&&&&&01,290 112.36 11.5 424
20 Ferriere &&&&&&&&&&&01294.&&&&&01,294 178.50 7.2 626
21 Fiorenzuola d'Arda &&&&&&&&&&015297.&&&&&015,297 59.77 255.9 80
22 Gazzola &&&&&&&&&&&02056.&&&&&02,056 44.48 46.2 139
23 Gossolengo &&&&&&&&&&&05637.&&&&&05,637 31.10 181.3 86
24 Gragnano Trebbiense &&&&&&&&&&&04554.&&&&&04,554 34.61 131.6 82
25 Gropparello &&&&&&&&&&&02293.&&&&&02,293 56.33 40.7 355
26 Lugagnano Val d'Arda &&&&&&&&&&&04116.&&&&&04,116 54.40 75.7 229
27 Monticelli d'Ongina &&&&&&&&&&&05302.&&&&&05,302 46.33 114.4 40
28 Morfasso &&&&&&&&&&&01024.&&&&&01,024 83.93 12.2 631
29 Nibbiano &&&&&&&&&&&02177.&&&&&02,177 43.92 49.6 284
30 Ottone &&&&&&&&&&&&0516.&&&&&0516 98.96 5.2 510
31 Pecorara &&&&&&&&&&&&0730.&&&&&0730 53.77 13.6 481
32 Piacenza &&&&&&&&&0102191.&&&&&0102,191 118.24 864.3 61
33 Pianello Val Tidone &&&&&&&&&&&02202.&&&&&02,202 36.29 60.7 192
34 Piozzano &&&&&&&&&&&&0641.&&&&&0641 43.61 14.7 222
35 Podenzano &&&&&&&&&&&09167.&&&&&09,167 44.34 206.7 118
36 Ponte dell'Olio &&&&&&&&&&&04794.&&&&&04,794 43.92 109.2 216
37 Pontenure &&&&&&&&&&&06512.&&&&&06,512 33.85 192.4 65
38 Rivergaro &&&&&&&&&&&07005.&&&&&07,005 43.83 159.8 140
39 Rottofreno &&&&&&&&&&012127.&&&&&012,127 35.17 344.8 65
40 San Giorgio Piacentino &&&&&&&&&&&05792.&&&&&05,792 49.19 117.7 103
41 San Pietro in Cerro &&&&&&&&&&&&0878.&&&&&0878 27.35 32.1 44
42 Sarmato &&&&&&&&&&&02879.&&&&&02,879 27.26 105.6 74
43 Travo &&&&&&&&&&&02087.&&&&&02,087 81.01 25.8 176
44 Vernasca &&&&&&&&&&&02131.&&&&&02,131 72.57 29.4 420
45 Vigolzone &&&&&&&&&&&04297.&&&&&04,297 42.04 102.2 165
46 Villanova sull'Arda &&&&&&&&&&&01811.&&&&&01,811 36.57 49.5 42
47 Zerba &&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 24.13 3.2 906
48 Ziano Piacentino &&&&&&&&&&&02556.&&&&&02,556 32.78 78.0 220

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