Province of Rome

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This article is about the Italian province of Rome. For the Roman Catholic province, see Ecclesiastical Province of Rome. For provinces of the Roman republic and Roman empire, see Roman province.
Province of Rome
Palazzo Valentini in Rome, the provincial seat.
Palazzo Valentini in Rome, the provincial seat.
Coat of arms of Province of Rome
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Rome in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Rome in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lazio
Capital(s) Rome
 • Commisioner Riccardo Carpino (01/10/2013)
 • Total 5,352 km2 (2,066 sq mi)
Population (31 July 2015)
 • Total 4,336,251
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code n/a
Telephone prefix 06,667,3898
Vehicle registration RM

The Province of Rome (Italian: Provincia di Roma) was one of the five provinces of Lazio, Italy. The province of Rome was the most populous of Italy, and is essentially coterminous with the Rome metropolitan area. Rome was the provincial capital. The Province of Rome existed from 1870 to 31 December 2014. On 1 January 2015, it was replaced with a new administrative area, the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.[1]


The province of Rome was established in 1870 after the Capture of Rome by the newly formed Kingdom of Italy from the Papal States. It was initially divided into five districts (circondari): Rome, Civitavecchia, Frosinone, Velletri and Viterbo, corresponding to the old papal delegazioni.

In 1923 the district of Rieti, formerly part of the province of Perugia, was annexed to that of Rome. In 1927 the provincial territory was reduced through the creation of the new provinces of Frosinone, Rieti and Viterbo; after a few months, the communes of Amaseno, Castro dei Volsci and Vallecorsa also were annexed to the province of Frosinone, while Monte Romano was annexed to that of Viterbo. In 1934 the provincial territory lost its southern part, which became the new province of Latina.

See also[edit]

View of the Alban Hills.
  • Latium, the oldest regional division of the province
  • Lazio, the region the province of Rome is a part of


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Coordinates: 41°53′35″N 12°28′58″E / 41.89306°N 12.48278°E / 41.89306; 12.48278