Province of Como

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Province of Como
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Como
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Como
Comuni 160
Government
 • Commissioner Leonardo Carioni
Area
 • Total 1,288 km2 (497 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 599,508
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22100
Telephone prefix 031 0344 02 0331
Vehicle registration CO
ISTAT 013

The Province of Como (Italian: Provincia di Como) is a province in the north of the Lombardy region of Italy and borders the Swiss cantons of Ticino and Grigioni to the North, the Italian provinces of Sondrio and Lecco to the East, the Province of Milan to the south and the Province of Varese to the West. The city of Como is its capital — other large towns, with more than 10,000 inhabitants, are Cantù, Erba, Mariano Comense and Olgiate Comasco. Campione d'Italia also belongs to the province and is enclaved in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

As of December 31, 2011, the main commune by population are:

Rank City Population Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Altitude
(mslm)
1st Como 86116 37.63 2288 201
2nd Cantù 39822 23.18 1718 370
3rd Mariano Comense 24052 13.72 1753 256
4th Erba 16890 18.13 932 320
5th Olgiate Comasco[1] 11484 10 1148 400
6th Lurate Caccivio 10009 5.92 1691 319
7th Fino Mornasco 9701 7.26 1336 334
8th Lomazzo 9643 9.36 1030 296
9th Cermenate 9165 8.08 1134 297
10th Turate 9080 10.12 897 240

The Bergamo Alps and some hills cover the territory of the province, and the most important body of water is the glacial Lake Como. Como is also famous because it is the city of Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery in 1800.

Towns of Brianza in Province of Como[edit]

Albavilla, Albese con Cassano, Alserio, Alzate Brianza, Anzano del Parco, Arosio, Brenna, Cabiate, Cantù, Canzo, Carimate, Carugo, Caslino d'Erba, Castelmarte, Cermenate, Cucciago, Erba, Eupilio, Figino Serenza, Fino Mornasco, Inverigo, Lambrugo, Longone al Segrino,Luisago, Lurago d'Erba, Mariano Comense, Merone, Monguzzo, Montorfano, Novedrate, Orsenigo, Ponte Lambro, Proserpio, Pusiano. Capiago Intimiano, Casnate con Bernate, Lipomo, Senna Comasco, Tavernerio.

Some people include in Brianza also these other municipalities of the province of Como: Villa Guardia, Grandate, Montano Lucino, Cavallasca and Asso, Sormano, Caglio, Rezzago, Lasnigo, Magreglio, Civenna

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Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°5′E / 45.817°N 9.083°E / 45.817; 9.083