Province of Cosenza

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Province of Cosenza
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cosenza in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cosenza in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Calabria
Capital(s) Cosenza
Comuni 155
 • President Mario Oliverio
 • Total 6,650 km2 (2,570 sq mi)
Population (2012) (approx.)
 • Total 734,430
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87100
Telephone prefix 0968, 0981, 0982, 0983, 0984, 0985
Vehicle registration CS

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

It has an area of 6,650 km², and a total population of 734,430 (2012). It is the biggest Calabrian Province. There are 155 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province [1], see Comunes of the Province of Cosenza.


The Province of Cosenza includes a community of speakers of the Occitan language (also known as Langue d'oc) in Guardia Piemontese: it was established by members of the Waldensian or Vaudois movement, who emigrated there to escape religious persecution in the 13th and 14th centuries (see this link). There is also a considerable Arbëreshë community, who settled in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries.


Map of the province.


Most common surnames in province of Cosenza:

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Coordinates: 39°18′N 16°15′E / 39.300°N 16.250°E / 39.300; 16.250