Province of Reggio Calabria

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Province of Reggio Calabria
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Reggio Calabria in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Reggio Calabria in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Calabria
Capital(s) Reggio Calabria
Comuni 97
 • President Giuseppe Raffa
 • Total 3,183 km2 (1,229 sq mi)
Population (03-31-2012)
 • Total 565,819
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89010-89018, 89020-89036, 89039-89050,
89052, 89054, 89056-89058, 89060,
89063-89065, 89069
Telephone prefix 0964, 0965, 0966
Vehicle registration RC

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

As of 2011, it has an area of 3,183 square kilometres (1,229 sq mi) and a total population of 565,000. There are 97 comuni (singular: comune) in the province,[1] see Comuni of the Province of Reggio Calabria.


The region is famous for the production of the Bergamot orange. Production mostly is limited to the Ionian coastal region of the province of Calabria in Italy, to such an extent that it is a symbol of the entire region. Most of the bergamot comes from a short stretch of land there where the temperature is favourable. It is also cultivated in Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and the US state of Georgia.

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Coordinates: 38°06′41″N 15°39′43″E / 38.11139°N 15.66194°E / 38.11139; 15.66194