Province of Biella

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Province of Biella
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Biella
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Biella in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Biella in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Capital(s) Biella
Comuni 82
Government
 • President Roberto Simonetti
Area
 • Total 913 km2 (353 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 186,960
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13900
Telephone prefix 015
Vehicle registration BI
ISTAT 096

The Province of Biella (Italian: Provincia di Biella) is a province of Italy located in Piedmont. It was created in 1992 and its capital is the city of Biella.

Map of the province of Biella.

It has an area of 913 square kilometres (353 sq mi), and a total population of 187,249 (2001). There are 82 comuni (singular: comune) in the province [1].

The main comuni by population are:

Comune Population
Biella 46,182
Cossato 15,058
Vigliano Biellese 8,426
Candelo 8,015
Trivero 6,617
Mongrando 4,037
Valle Mosso 3,981
Occhieppo Inferiore 3,970
Ponderano 3,904
Gaglianico 3,893
Cavaglià 3,688
Andorno Micca 3,572

Culture[edit]

Sacro Monte di Oropa[edit]

Main article: Sacro Monte di Oropa

In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Oropa was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°34′39″N 8°3′4″E / 45.57750°N 8.05111°E / 45.57750; 8.05111