Province of Cremona

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Province of Cremona
A view of a spring of water in Capralba
A view of a spring of water in Capralba
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cremona in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cremona in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Cremona
Comuni 115 [1]
 • President Massimiliano Salini
 • Total 1,771 km2 (684 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 365,159
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26100, 26010-26049
Telephone prefix 0372, 0373, 0374, 0375, 0363
Vehicle registration CR

The Province of Cremona (Italian: Provincia di Cremona) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital city is Cremona.

The province occupies the central section of Padana Plain, so the whole territory is flat, without any mountains or hills, crossed by several rivers, such as the Serio and Adda, and artificial canals, most of which are used for irrigation.

The river Po, which is the longest Italian river, is the natural boundary with the adjoining Province of Piacenza, while the Oglio separates the province from Brescia.

Economy and culture[edit]

The principal economic resource of Cremona province is agriculture[citation needed] (mainly maize (corn), locally called Melegot, and barley, but also soya and sugar beets). Industry is quite developed, mostly in the northern zone, near Crema, where there are textiles, chemical, and mechanical factories.

The area is famous for its food specialities, such as nougat (IItalian: torrone) and mustard.

Common more populous[edit]

Rank City Population Area
1st Cremona 72179 70.39 1025.4 45
2nd Crema 34429 34.63 994.2 79
3rd Casalmaggiore 15142 63.69 237.7 26
4th Castelleone 9651 45.03 214.3 66
5th Soresina 9371 28.51 328.7 45
6th Pandino 9135 22.24 410.7 85
7th Rivolta d'Adda 8106 29.92 270.9 101
8th Soncino 7769 45.32 171.4 89
9th Spino d'Adda 7056 19.87 355.1 84
10th Pizzighettone 6743 32.06 210.3 46

See also[edit]

Comuni of the Province of Cremona


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°8′N 10°2′E / 45.133°N 10.033°E / 45.133; 10.033