Province of Vercelli

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Province of Vercelli
Province
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Coat of arms of Province of Vercelli
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Capital(s) Vercelli
Comuni 86
Government
 • President Carlo Riva Vercellotti
Area
 • Total 2,088 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population (30 June 2011)
 • Total 179,232
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13010-13012, 13015, 13017-13028,
13030-13041, 13043-13049, 13060, 13100
Telephone prefix 015, 0161, 0163
Vehicle registration VC
ISTAT 002

Vercelli (Italian: Provincia di Vercelli) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is Vercelli.

As of 2011, it has an area of 2,088 square kilometres (806 sq mi) and a total population of 179,232. There are 86 communes in the province (source: Italian institute of statistics Istat, see this link). Is famous for the cultivation of Rice.

Principal communes by population[edit]

Rank City Population
1st Vercelli 47155
2nd Borgosesia 13243
3rd Santhià 8873
4th Gattinara 8304
5th Crescentino 8071
6th Trino 7531
7th Varallo 7501
8th Serravalle Sesia 5218
Sacro Monte di Varallo. Façade of the basilica.

Main sights[edit]

In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Varallo was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

Other historical sights include the Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Vercelli. There are also numerous natural sights in the Valsesia area.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 45°19′N 8°25′E / 45.317°N 8.417°E / 45.317; 8.417