Province of Como

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Province of Como
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Como
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Como
Comuni 160
Government
 • President Maria Rita Livio
Area
 • Total 1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2015)
 • Total 599,905
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22100
Telephone prefix 031 0344 02 0331
Vehicle registration CO
ISTAT 013
Website Official website

The Province of Como (Italian: Provincia di Como; German: Provinz Como) is a province in the north of the Lombardy region of Italy and borders the Swiss cantons of Ticino and Grigioni to the North, the Italian provinces of Sondrio and Lecco to the East, the Province of Milan to the south and the Province of Varese to the West. The city of Como is its capital — other large towns, with more than 10,000 inhabitants, include Cantù, Erba, Mariano Comense and Olgiate Comasco. Campione d'Italia also belongs to the province and is enclaved in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

As of 30 April 2014, the main commune by population are:

City Population
Como 85039
Cantù 39952
Mariano Comense 24116
Erba 16694
Olgiate Comasco[1] 11580
Lurate Caccivio 9911
Fino Mornasco 9818
Lomazzo 9,654
Turate 9,306
Cermenate 9,209

The Bergamo Alps and some hills cover the territory of the province, and the most important body of water is the glacial Lake Como.

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Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°5′E / 45.817°N 9.083°E / 45.817; 9.083