Province of Lecco

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Province of Lecco
Province
Altopiano valsassina
Altopiano valsassina
Map highlighting the location of the province of Lecco in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Lecco in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardia
Capital(s) Lecco
Comuni 90
Government
 • President Daniele Nava (PdL)
Area
 • Total 816 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 337,912
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23900
Telephone prefix 0341, 039, 031
Vehicle registration LC
ISTAT 097

The Province of Lecco (It. Provincia di Lecco) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Lecco.

On 1 January 2001 the province had a population of 311,452 on a surface of 816 square kilometres (315 sq mi) divided in 90 comunes.[1]

History[edit]

The Province of Lecco was established by the President of the Republic in Decree No. 250 of 6 March 1992. Elections for the appointment of the 1st President of the Province of Lecco were held on April 23, 1995 (1st round) and May 7, 1995 (runoff). The proclamation of the 1st President, Mario Anghileri, occurred on May 9, 1995.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Province of Lecco is situated in northern central Italy. It is bordered to the north and west by the Province of Como, to the east and north with the Province of Sondrio, to the east by the Province of Bergamo, and to the south with the Province of Monza and Brianza. The province of Lecco has an area of only 814.58 square kilometres (314.51 sq mi), with some 600 square kilometres (230 sq mi) located across the Adda River, in Valsassina. The remaining land is located in the Oggionese, the Casatese and the Meratese, with an additional 16 square kilometres (6.2 sq mi) belonging to the municipality of Oliveto Lario, located on the other side of Lake Como, in Vallassina, within the pre-Alpine Lecchese. 70% of the province is mountainous and the other 30% is hilly. The highest point is Mount Legnone in the north of the province, 2,609 metres (8,560 ft) high;[3] at the center of the spectacular Grigne. In the west, is Monte Cornizzolo lake at 1,240 metres (4,070 ft)[4] and Monte Rai at 1,259 metres (4,131 ft). In the east of the province is Monte Serrada and the Resegone di Lecco, 1,875 metres (6,152 ft) with its characteristic shape reminiscent of the teeth of a saw. In the center-south is Monte Barro at 922 metres (3,025 ft), in the Monte Barro Regional Park.[5]

The province contains numerous lakes, with Lake Como and Lake Annone in the comunes of Garlate and Olginate. To the west, the comunes of Rogeno, Bosisio Parini and Cesana Brianza overlook Lake Pusiano.[6] There is also an abundance of rivers, including the main Adda river and the Lambro, running through Costa Masnaga, Rogeno and Nibionno. Other smaller rivers are the Molgora, the Bévéra, a tributary of the Lambro,[7] the Pioverna flowing in Valsassina, and Varro flowing in Val Varrone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiche". Upinet.it. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Provincia de Lecco" (in Italian). Provincia.lecco.it. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Lane, Joanne (1 July 2007). Adventure Guide to Sicily. Hunter Publishing, Inc. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-58843-627-6. 
  4. ^ Ferraris, Alberto; Lepori, Benedetto (1997). Passi e valli in bicicletta. Lombardia (in Italian). Ediciclo Editore. p. 99. ISBN 978-88-85327-79-5. 
  5. ^ Le province di Como e Lecco: il Lario, le ville, i parchi, Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna (in Italian). Touring Editore. 2003. p. 101. ISBN 978-88-365-2919-3. 
  6. ^ Amari, Monica (2006). Progettazione culturale. Metodologia e strumenti di cultural planning (in Italian). FrancoAngeli. p. 171. ISBN 978-88-464-7286-1. 
  7. ^ Nuovo dizionario di geografia istorico-biografico dell'Italia compilato su i migliori dizionari e geografie esistenti a dilucidazione della gran carta d'Italia per uso ancora delle scuole. Clemente Galliani. 1863. p. 214. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Province of Lecco at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°51′N 9°24′E / 45.850°N 9.400°E / 45.850; 9.400