Province of Piacenza

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Province of Piacenza
Coat of arms of Province of Piacenza
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Piacenza in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Piacenza in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Capital(s) Piacenza
Comuni 48
 • President Massimo Trespidi
 • Total 2,589 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 291,700
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29010, 29020, 29100
Telephone prefix 0523
Vehicle registration PC

The Province of Piacenza (Italian: Provincia di Piacenza) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Piacenza.


The province has just under 300,000 inhabitants. Its total area is 2,589 square kilometres (1,000 sq mi).


In October 2012, it was confirmed that the Province of Piacenza would be merged with the Province of Parma in 2014 to become the Province of Piacenza and Parma, despite controversy over the chosen name.[1][2] However, its name was altered to the Province of Parma-Piacenza in the following month.[3] But after the dismissal of Mario Monti, the union was stopped.


There are 48 comuni (singular: comune) in the province [1], see Comuni of the Province of Piacenza. As of May 31, 2005, the main comuni by population are:

Comune Population
Piacenza 99,402
Fiorenzuola d'Arda 13,976
Castel San Giovanni 12,743
Rottofreno 9,849
Podenzano 8,107
Carpaneto Piacentino 7,247
Borgonovo Val Tidone 7,063
Rivergaro 6,159
Pontenure 5,616
Cadeo 5,582
San Giorgio Piacentino 5,526
Monticelli d'Ongina 5,310
Castelvetro Piacentino 5,155


  1. ^ Salvia, Lorenzo (22 October 2012). "Thirty-six Provinces to Go". Corriere della Sera (RCS MediaGroup). 
  2. ^ "Nuova Provincia? Nel nome prima Piacenza e poi Parma" [New Province? In name first Piacenza and then Parma]. La Repubblica Parma (in Italian). 16 October 2012. 
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Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°42′E / 45.050°N 9.700°E / 45.050; 9.700