Province of Cuneo

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Province of Cuneo
Province
The provincial seat.
The provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cuneo in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cuneo in Italy
Country Italy
RegionPiedmont
Capital(s)Cuneo
Comuni250
Government
 • PresidentFederico Borgna
Area
 • Total6,902 km2 (2,665 sq mi)
Population (30 June 2016)
 • Total590,309
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code12100
Telephone prefix0171
Vehicle registrationCN
ISTAT004
Websitewww.provincia.cuneo.it

Cuneo (Italian) or Coni (French and Piedmontese) is a province in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Italy. To the west it borders on the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (departments of Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes). To the north it borders with the Metropolitan City of Turin. To the east it borders with the province of Asti. To the south it borders with the Ligurian provinces of Savona and Imperia. It is also known as La Provincia Granda, Piedmontese for "The Big Province", because it is the fourth largest province in Italy (following the provinces of Sassari, South Tyrol and Foggia) and the largest one in Piedmont.[1] Briga Marittima and Tenda were part of this province before cession to France in 1947.[2]

Administration[edit]

Its capital is the city of Cuneo.[3] Of the 250 communes in the province, the largest by population are:

Commune Population
Cuneo 56,201
Alba 31,346
Bra 29,593
Fossano 24,306
Mondovì 22,730
Savigliano 21,526
Saluzzo 16,971
Borgo San Dalmazzo 12,457
Busca 10,116
Racconigi 10,094
Boves 9,807
Cherasco 9,128
Barge 7,694
Dronero 7,065

Economy[edit]

Map of the province of Cuneo.

Companies active in the province include:

Many important industrial groups have branches in the province: Michelin (Cuneo and Fossano), Saint-Gobain (Savigliano), Valeo (Mondovì), Asahi Glass Co. (Cuneo), ITT Galfer (Barge), Diageo (Santa Vittoria d'Alba) and Nestlé (Moretta).[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bole 2011, p. 82.
  2. ^ Construction de l'espace au Moyen Age: pratiques et représentations [Construction of space in the Middle Ages: practices and representations] (in French). Publications de la Sorbonne. 2007. p. 391. ISBN 978-2-85944-587-4.
  3. ^ Kresl & Ietri 2010, p. 138.
  4. ^ Holst-Warhaft & Steenhuis 2012, p. 76.

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 44°23′N 7°33′E / 44.383°N 7.550°E / 44.383; 7.550