Province of Gorizia

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Province of Gorizia
Province
Map highlighting the location of the province of Gorizia in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Gorizia in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Friuli–Venezia Giulia
Capital(s) Gorizia
Comuni 25
Government
 • President Enrico Gherghetta
Area
 • Total 466 km2 (180 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 142,035
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34070-34079, 34170
Telephone prefix 0431, 0481
Vehicle registration GO
ISTAT 031

The Province of Gorizia (Italian: Provincia di Gorizia, Slovene: Goriška pokrajina) is a province in the autonomous Friuli–Venezia Giulia region of Italy.

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Its capital is the city of Gorizia. It belonged to the Province of Udine between 1924 and 1927 and the communes of Sonzia, Plezzo, Bergogna, Caporetto, Tolmino, Circhina, Santa Lucia d'Isonzo, Gracova Serravalle, Canale d'Isonzo, Cal di Canale, Idria, Montenero d'Idria, Castel Dobra, Salona d'Isonzo, Gargaro, Chiapovano, Aidussina, Santa Croce di Aidùssina, Cernizza Goriziana, Tarnova della Selva, Sambasso, Merna, Ranziano, Montespino, Opacchiasella, Temenizza, Rifembergo, Comeno, San Daniele del Carso, Zolla, Vipacco, San Martino di Quisca and San Vito di Vipacco; and the eastern part of Gorizia, were part of this province between 1918 and 1924, and from 1927 to 1947. These communes are now part of Slovenia.

It has an area of 466 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and a total population of 142,035 (2012). It has a coastal length of 47.6 kilometres (29.6 mi). There are 25 communes in the province ([1]).

Around 11% of the population of the province is of ethnically Slovene.[1] Italian legislation ensures the protection of the Slovene linguistic minority in 9 of the 25 municipalities comprising the province.[2] Three rural municipalities (Doberdò del Lago, Savogna d'Isonzo and San Floriano del Collio) have an ethnically Slovene majority, but the majority of native Slovene speakers in the Province live in the urban area of Gorizia.

The top ten countries of origin of the inhabitants of Gorizia with foreign citizenship at 31 December 2010 were:[3]

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Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 13°37′24″E / 45.9398°N 13.6234°E / 45.9398; 13.6234