Province of Asti

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Province of Asti
Province
Province of Asti's palace
Province of Asti's palace
Map highlighting the location of the province of Asti in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Asti in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Capital(s) Asti
Comuni 118
Government
 • President Fabrizio Brignolo (since October 13, 2014)
Area
 • Total 1,504.5 km2 (580.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 222,336
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14010-14026, 14030, 14032-14037, 14039-14055, 14057-14059, 14100
Telephone prefix 011, 0141, 0144
Vehicle registration AT
ISTAT 005

The Province of Asti (Italian: Provincia di Asti) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is the city of Asti. To the northwest it borders on the province of Turin; to the southwest it borders on the province of Cuneo. To the east it borders on the province of Alessandria, while in the south it shares a very short border with the Ligurian province of Savona. It has an area of 1,504.5 square kilometres (580.9 sq mi), and a total population of 222,336 (2012).

History[edit]

A Moscato d'Asti.

The Province of Asti was re-established on 1 April 1935 by Royal Decree No. 297 of King Victor Emmanuel III. It was detached from the existing Province of Alessandria into which it had been absorbed upon the creation of that province in 1859.

The Province of Asti is among the institutions awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valor (Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare) for its contribution to the partisan struggle during the last two years of the Second World War.

Municipalities[edit]

There are 118 municipalities (comuni, singular: comune) in the province.[1] the largest by population[2] are:

City Population (ab.)
Asti 76.808
Canelli 10.628
Nizza Monferrato 10.388
San Damiano d'Asti 8.445
Costigliole d'Asti 6.061
Villanova d'Asti 5.600
Castagnole delle Lanze 3.822
Moncalvo 3.332
Castelnuovo Don Bosco 3.221
Villafranca d'Asti 3.164

Map[edit]

Map of the province of Asti


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.comuni-italiani.it/005/index.html
  2. ^ http://www.comuni-italiani.it/005/lista.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°53′56″N 8°12′28″E / 44.89889°N 8.20778°E / 44.89889; 8.20778