Province of Brescia

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Province of Brescia
Province
Map highlighting the location of the province of Brescia in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Brescia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°38′N 10°18′E / 45.633°N 10.300°E / 45.633; 10.300Coordinates: 45°38′N 10°18′E / 45.633°N 10.300°E / 45.633; 10.300
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Brescia
Comuni 206
Government
 • President Daniele Molgora (LN)
Area[1]
 • Total 4,784.28 km2 (1,847.22 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[2]
 • Total 1,247,192
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Telephone prefix 030
Vehicle registration BS
Website Official website

The Province of Brescia is a Province in Lombardy, Italy. It borders with the province of Sondrio in the N and NW, the province of Bergamo in the W, province of Cremona in the SW and S, the province of Mantova to the S, and to the east, the province of Verona (which is part of Veneto region) and Trentino (which is part of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region).

The province of Brescia stretches between Lake Iseo in the west, Lake Garda in the east, the Southern Rhaetian Alps in the north and the Lombardian plains in the south. The main rivers of the province are the Oglio, the Mella and the Chiese.

Important towns in the province: Brescia (the capital), Darfo Boario Terme, Desenzano del Garda, Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Montichiari, Ghedi, Manerbio, Carpenedolo, Orzinuovi, Chiari, Rovato, Gussago, Salò, Iseo, Gardone Val Trompia, Rezzato and Lumezzane.

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Most populated municipalities[edit]

Rank City Population Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Altitude
(mslm)
1st Brescia 194376 90.68 2143.5 149
2nd Desenzano del Garda 27743 60.1 461.6 67
3rd Montichiari 24026 81.19 295.9 108
4th Lumezzane 23790 31.52 754.8 460
5th Palazzolo sull'Oglio 20208 23.06 869.4 166
6th Chiari 19037 38.02 500.7 145
7th Ghedi 18966 60.76 312.1 85
8th Rovato 18900 26.1 724.1 192
9th Gussago 16878 25.02 674.6 190
10th Lonato del Garda 15877 70.5 225.2 188

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