Province of Alessandria

Coordinates: 44°54′48″N 8°37′12″E / 44.91333°N 8.62000°E / 44.91333; 8.62000
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Province of Alessandria
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Coat of arms of Province of Alessandria
Location of the Province of Alessandria within Italy
Location of the Province of Alessandria within Italy
Country Italy
RegionFlag of Piedmont Piedmont
 • PresidentGianfranco Lorenzo Baldi
 • Total3,558.83 km2 (1,374.07 sq mi)
 (30 April 2017)
 • Total425,297
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15010-15013, 15015-15018, 15020-15036, 15038-15046, 15048-15053, 15055-15079, 15100
Telephone prefix010, 019, 0131, 0141, 0142, 0143, 0144
Vehicle registrationAL

The Province of Alessandria (Italian: Provincia di Alessandria; Piedmontese: Provincia ëd Lissandria; in Piedmontese of Alessandria: Provinsa ëd Lissändria) is an Italian province, with a population of some 425,000, which forms the southeastern part of the region of Piedmont. The provincial capital is the city of Alessandria.

With an area of 3,558.83 square kilometres (1,374.07 sq mi) it is the third largest province of Piedmont after the province of Cuneo and the Metropolitan City of Turin. To the north it borders on the province of Vercelli and to the west on the Metropolitan City of Turin and the province of Asti. It shares its southern border with Liguria (province of Savona and the Metropolitan City of Genoa). Its south-east corner touches the Province of Piacenza in Emilia Romagna, while to the east it borders on the Lombard Province of Pavia.


The province was created by the Royal Decree n. 3702 of 23 October 1859, the Legge Rattazzi [it], as a union of five of the six provinces which had formed the Division of Alessandria (the provinces of Alessandria, Acqui, Asti, Casale and Tortona) plus the Province of Novi which had formed part of the Division of Genoa. In 1935 the area of Asti was established as the separate Province of Asti.


There are 190 municipalities (comuni, singular: comune) in the province[1] the largest by population[2] are:

City Population
Alessandria 93,839
Casale Monferrato 34,246
Novi Ligure 28,343
Tortona 27,440
Acqui Terme 19,695
Valenza 19,054
Ovada 11,386
Arquata Scrivia 6,404
Serravalle Scrivia 6,062
Castelnuovo Scrivia 5,247
Map of the province

Main sights[edit]

Sacro Monte di Crea, Paradise Chapel.

The Sacred Mountain of Crea (Italian: Sacro Monte di Crea) is a Roman Catholic Devotional Complex in the comune of Serralunga di Crea (Montferrat), near Alessandria. It is one of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Its construction began in 1589, around a former Sanctuary of St. Mary whose creation is traditionally attributed to Saint Eusebius of Vercelli around 350 AD.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Italian institute of statistics (Istat), see this link Archived 2007-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Elenco Comuni Provincia di Alessandria - Piemonte".

External links[edit]

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