Italy Regions

Regions - Northern, Central and Southern

Regions - Northern, Central and Southern, Italy The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the state, constituting its first NUTS administrative level. The region stretches over the slope of the Apennines, in front of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Tuscan landscape is mainly mountainous and hilly, with a flat area besides the sea (the Maremma). The coastline presents different aspects, offering both long...

Central Regions - Provinces and Main Towns, Population Density, Agriculture & Industry

Central Regions - Italy Italy Central Regions, provinces and main towns . inhabitants of main town sq.km inhabitants of province density Tuscany (Florence) 22 992 3 581 051 156 Arezzo 90 810 3 232 318 157 98 Florence 379 331 3 880 952 013 271 Grosseto 72 523 4 504 216 905 48 Livorno 163 741 1 213 335 657 276 Lucca 85 246 1 773 375 876 212 Massa - Carrara 68 687 1 156 200 530 173...

Sicily (Palermo) - Southern Regions

Sicily Southern Regions map The name Sicily was given to the island after the name of ancient people Siculians lived here; it was also called Trinacria ("with three points") by Greeks remembering its triangle form. Its surface is 25 710 sq.km (9923 sq.miles) (8.5%), population 5 108 000 inhabitants (9%), density 199 inhab./sq.km. Easily accessible by the water way Sicily was one of the first inhabited...

Sardinia (Cagliari) - Southern Regions

Sardinia (Cagliari) Map The name Sardinia according to ancient legend derives from Sardus, the mythic son of Hercules who landed on the island being a leader of the group of Libyan peoples. Its surface is 24 090 sq.km (9299 sq.miles) (8.4%), population 1 662 000 inhabitants (3%), density 69 inhab./sq.km. The island was inhabited already before the period of 2500-2000 b.C. when its ancient...

List of Italy Provinces - Listed Alphabetically

Italy Coat of Arms In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). A province is composed of many municipalities, and usually several provinces form a region. The region of Aosta Valley is the only one that, strictly speaking, has no provinces: the administrative functions of its province are...

Northern Regions - Provinces and Main Towns, Population Density, Agriculture & Industry

Northern Regions of Italy - Provinces and Main Towns Regions, provinces and main towns . inhabitants of main town sq.km inhabitants density Valle d'Aosta (Aosta) 3 262 112 353 34 Aosta 34 984 3 262 119 353 37 Piedmont (Turin) 25 399 4 479 031 176 Alessandria 90 923 3 560 433 102 122 Asti 73 681 1 511 210 382 139 Biella 47 933 913 189 930 208 Cuneo 54...

Valle d'Aosta (Aosta) - Northern Regions

The name Valle d'Aosta speaks for itself: Valle means valley, i.e. the form of the territory occupied by the region; Aosta is a city founded by Romans in 25 b.C. and dedicated with the name Augusta Praetoria to the emperor Augustus. Surface 3 263 sq.km (1260 sq.miles) (1%), population 119 000 inhabitants (0,3%), density 36 inhab./sq.km. Between 35 000 and 11 000 years ago,...

Piedmont (Turin) - Northern Regions

Piedmont means " at the feet of the mountains", describing the geographical position. Origins of this name come from the Middle ages, but for a long period it indicated only a little part of the territory, not all the region. Its surface is 25 399 sq.km (9807 sq.miles) (8.4%), population 4 391 000 inhabitants (7.5%), density of population 169 inhab./sq.km. The positive...

Liguria (Genoa) - Northern Regions

Liguria is an ancient region, it had already existed as an administrative unit in Imperial epoch of Augustus, being the 9th region of empire. Its name is derived from the name of the ancient people of Ligurians. Area: 5 420 sq.km (2090 sq.miles) (1.8%), population 1 640 000 inhabitants (3.0%), density 303 inhab./sq.km. Easily approachable from the sea and from the west,...

Lombardy (Milan) - Northern Regions

The name Lombardy comes from the name of ancient Germanic people Lombard, which invided this territory in VI-VII centuries and settled here till the VIII century. Area: 23 860 sq.km (9209 sq.miles) (7.9%), population: 8 990 000 inhabitants (15.5%), density of population: 376 inhab./sq.km. The positive factors in life organization in Lombardy are excellent geographic position...

Trentino-Alto Adige (Trento) - Northern Regions

The name Trentino refers to the southern part of the region and its capital Trentino (ancient Tridentum). The name Alto Adige belongs to the northern territory of the region with the higher part of the river Adige ("alto" means "high"). Area: 13 609 sq.km (5257 sq.miles) (4.5%), population: 924 000 inhabitants (1.5%), density of population: 75 inhab./sq.km. The territory of...

Veneto (Venice) - Northern Regions

The name derives from the denomination of Venetia attributed by Romans to the 10th imperial region inhabited by ancient people of Venetos. Area: 18 390 sq.km (7089 sq.miles) (6%), population: 4 469 000 inhabitants (7.6%), density of population: 243 inhab./sq.km. The first human settlements didn't change the territory organization very much, only when the Romans came in II...

Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Trieste) - Northern Regions

The name Friuli-Venezia Giulia has Roman origins. Friuli is deformation of Forum Julii, the Latin name of ancient city of Cividale; Giulia comes from gens Julia to which belonged Julius Caesar. The name Venezia Giulia was born in 1863 to include in one region eastern Friuli or Goriziano, Trieste and Istria. Its surface is 7 855 sq.km (3030 sq.miles) (1%), population 1 183 000...

Emilia-Romagna (Bologna) - Northern Regions

Emilia-Romagna (Bologna) - Northern Regions The name Emilia-Romagna comes from the Roman history. Emilia derives from the name of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus under who's consulate was built the road via Emilia between Piacenza and Rimini. Romagna remembers the division of the territory in VI century: to the north-east - the land of Lombards (Longobardia); to the south-east - the land of Romans (Romania). So modern Romagna...

Tuscany (Florence) - Central Regions

The name Tuscany comes from the ancient Roman denomination of the region Tuscia and the people Tusci (or Etruscans) who settled here for a long time. Area: 22 992 sq.km (8877 sq.miles) (7.6%), population 3 527 00 inhabitants (6.2%), density 153 inhab./sq.km. The first human beings occupied the territory of region already in ancient times, but those who began its real...