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. However, its name was altered to the Province of Parma-Piacenza in the following month. But after the dismissal of Mario Monti, the union was stopped.
There are 48 comuni (singular: comune) in the province , see Comuni of the Province of Piacenza. As of May 31, 2005, the main comuni by population are:
|Castel San Giovanni
|Borgonovo Val Tidone
|San Giorgio Piacentino
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Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°42′E / 45.050°N 9.700°E