Province of Sondrio

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Coordinates: 46°21′37″N 9°56′38″E / 46.3601976°N 9.9440002°E / 46.3601976; 9.9440002

Province of Sondrio
Province
Map highlighting the location of the province of Sondrio in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Sondrio in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Sondrio
Comuni 78
Government
 • President Massimo Sertori (LN)
Area
 • Total 3,212 km2 (1,240 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 183,392
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Telephone prefix 0342, 0343
Vehicle registration SO
ISTAT 014
Terraced fields in Valtellina.

The Province of Sondrio (It. Provincia di Sondrio) is in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the town of Sondrio.

It has an area of 3,212 km², and a total population of about 200,000. There are 78 communes in the province, ranging in population from Sondrio (21,790 persons) to Pedesina (only 34 inhabitants) and in size from Valdidentro (244.41 km²) to Poggiridenti (2.93 km²) (source: Italian institute of statistics Istat, see this link).

The province borders Switzerland (precisely, the Canton of Grisons) to the north and west, the provinces of Como and Lecco to the west, the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia to the south and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region to the east.

Most populous communes[edit]

Below is a list of the top ten municipalities in the province of Sondrio sorted by number of inhabitants:

Rank City Population Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Altitude
(mslm)
1st Sondrio 22,325 20.43 1093 286
2nd Morbegno 12,195 15.39 792 262
3rd Tirano 9,221 32.47 284 441
4th Chiavenna 7,385 11.09 666 333
5th Livigno 6,105 210.79 29 1,816
6th Cosio Valtellino 5,471 23.93 229 231
7th Talamona 4,801 21.24 226 285
8th Teglio 4736 115.23 41 900
9th Grosio 4,610 126.93 36 656
10th Berbenno di Valtellina 4,338 35.70 122 370

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