Province of Como

Province of Como
—  Province  —

Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardia
Capital(s) Como
Comuni 160
Government
 - President Leonardo Carioni
Area
 - Total 1,288 km2 (497.3 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 - Total 582,736
 - Density 452.4/km2 (1,171.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22100
Telephone prefix 031 0344 02 0331
Vehicle registration CO
ISTAT 013

The Province of Como (Italian: Provincia di Como) is a province in the north of the Lombardy region of Italy and borders the Swiss cantons of Ticino and Grigioni to the North, the Italian provinces of Sondrio and Lecco to the East, the Province of Milan to the south and the Province of Varese to the West. The city of Como is its capital - other large towns, with more than 10,000 inhabitants, are Cantù, Erba, Mariano Comense and Olgiate Comasco. Campione d'Italia also belongs to the province and is enclaved in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

As of May 31, 2005, the main commune by population[1] are:

Commune Population
Como 84,085
Cantù 37,870
Mariano Comense 21,844
Erba 16,874
Olgiate Comasco 10,893
Lurate Caccivio 10,052
Cermenate 8,772
Fino Mornasco 8,748
Turate 8,389
Lomazzo 8,329
Inverigo 8,280
Mozzate 7,494
Appiano Gentile 7,236
Cabiate 7,100
Cernobbio 7,036
Canzo 5,192
Menaggio 3,235
Bellagio 3,033

The Bergamo Alps and some hills cover the territory of the province, and the most important body of water is the glacial Lake Como. Como is also famous because it is the city of Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery in 1800.


(Towns of Brianza in Province of Como: Albavilla, Albese con Cassano, Alserio, Alzate Brianza, Anzano del Parco, Arosio, Brenna, Cabiate, Cantù, Canzo, Carimate, Carugo, Caslino d'Erba, Castelmarte, Cermenate, Cucciago, Erba, Eupilio, Figino Serenza, Fino Mornasco, Inverigo, Lambrugo, Longone al Segrino,Luisago, Lurago d'Erba, Mariano Comense, Merone, Monguzzo, Montorfano, Novedrate, Orsenigo, Ponte Lambro, Proserpio, Pusiano. Capiago Intimiano, Casnate con Bernate, Lipomo, Senna Comasco, Tavernerio. Some people include in Brianza also these other municipalities of the province of Como : Villa Guardia, Grandate, Montano Lucino, Cavallasca and Asso, Sormano, Caglio, Rezzago, Lasnigo, Magreglio, Civenna )


See also

References

  1. ^ "Unione Provincia d'Italia". Italian institute of statistics "Istat". http://www.upinet.it/indicatore.asp?id_statistiche=6. Retrieved 16 April 2005.  (Italian and requires proprietary Microsoft software)

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