Province of Varese

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Province of Varese
Province
Villa Recalcati
Villa Recalcati
Coat of arms of Province of Varese
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Varese in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Varese in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Varese
Comuni 139
Government
 • Commissioner Dario Galli
Area
 • Total 1,199 km2 (463 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 888,811
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 210xx, 21100
Telephone prefix 02, 0331, 0332
Vehicle registration VA
ISTAT 012

The Province of Varese (Italian: Provincia di Varese) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Varese, but its largest city is Busto Arsizio.[1]

Samarate, a comune in the province, is the headquarters of the AgustaWestland division of Finmeccanica, the world's largest producer of helicopters.

It has an area of 1,199 km2 (463 sq mi), and a total population of 888,811. There are 139 comunes in the province. As of December 31, 2011, the main comunes by population are:

Rank City Population Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Altitude
(mslm)
1st Busto Arsizio 82,063 30.27 2711 226
2nd Varese 81,466 54.93 1483 382
3rd Gallarate 52,011 20.97 2480 238
4th Saronno 39,379 10.84 3633 212
5th Cassano Magnago 21,665 12.19 1777 261
6th Tradate 18,045 21.19 852 303
7th Somma Lombardo 17,704 30.54 580 300
8th Malnate 16,771 8.79 1908 355
9th Caronno Pertusella 16,738 8.60 1946 194
10th Samarate 16,371 15.98 1024 221
Chapel n°5, Sacro Monte di Varese
Varese Palace

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Coordinates: 45°49′N 8°50′E / 45.817°N 8.833°E / 45.817; 8.833