Province of Como

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Province of Como
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Coat of arms of Province of Como
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Como in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentFiorenzo Bongiasca
 • Total1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)
 (1 January 2015)
 • Total599,905
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix031 0344 02 0331
Vehicle registrationCO
WebsiteOfficial website

The Province of Como (Italian: Provincia di Como; German: Provinz Como; Comasco: pruincia de Comm) 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 Monza and Brianza 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 31 December 2017, the main commune by population are:

City Population
Como 83,320
Cantù 39,917
Mariano Comense 24,908
Erba 16,365
Olgiate Comasco[1] 11,651
Lomazzo 9,945
Lurate Caccivio 9,893
Fino Mornasco 9,845
Turate 9,506
Cermenate 9,204

The Lugano Prealps 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