Province of Benevento

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Province of Benevento
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Benevento
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Benevento in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Benevento in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Campania
Capital(s) Benevento
Comuni 78
Government
 • President Aniello Cimitile
Area
 • Total 2,071 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 316,464
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82010-82038
Telephone prefix 0823, 0824
Vehicle registration BN
ISTAT 62

The Province of Benevento (Italian: Provincia di Benevento) is a province in the Campania region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Benevento.


Geography[edit]

The province has an area of 2,071 km², and a total population of 316,464 (2012). There are 78 comuni in the province (for the full list, see Comuni of the Province of Benevento). The biggest municipalities, the only ones over 10,000 inhabitants, are Benevento, Montesarchio, Sant'Agata de' Goti and San Giorgio del Sannio.

The territory of the province of Benevento closely approximates that of the Principality of Benevento in the mid and late eleventh century. It borders Molise on the North, Apulia on the East, the province of Avellino and that of Napoli on the South, and the province of Caserta on the West.

The lowest point is in the comune of Limatola (44 meters above sea level), while the highest point is Monte Mutria (1822 meters), one of the mountains of the Matese range, which separates the province of Benevento from Molise.

The Arch of Trajan in Benevento

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Coordinates: 41°8′N 14°47′E / 41.133°N 14.783°E / 41.133; 14.783