Province of La Spezia

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Province of La Spezia
Province
The provincial seat building in La Spezia.
The provincial seat building in La Spezia.
Map highlighting the location of the province of La Spezia in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of La Spezia in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Liguria
Capital(s) La Spezia
Comuni 32
Government
 • President Massimo Federici
Area
 • Total 881 km2 (340 sq mi)
Population (30 November 2016)
 • Total 220,745
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19010-19018
19020-19021
19025
19028
19030-19032
19034, 19038, 19100
Telephone prefix 0187
Vehicle registration SP
ISTAT 011

The Province of La Spezia (Italian: Provincia della Spezia) is a province in the Liguria region of Italy. Its capital is the city of La Spezia.

It has an area of 881 square kilometres (340 sq mi) and a total population of 220,745 inhabitants (as of 2016). There are 32 communes in the province (source: Italian institute of statistics Istat[1]

In the province of La Spezia are the Cinque Terre, Portovenere and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] Also more in this area are the villages of Brugnato, Montemarcello, Tellaro and Varese Ligure, which were included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy.[3] In addition, the Province of La Spezia is one of the institutions awarded with the Gold Medal for Military Valour for the sacrifices of its people and its activities in the partisan struggle during the Second World War.

Main municipalities[edit]

Map of the province.
Ranking Municipality Population
1 La Spezia 93,515
2 Sarzana 21,976
3 Arcola 10,607
4 Lerici 10,228
5 Santo Stefano di Magra 9,360
6 Castelnuovo Magra 8,415
7 Luni 8,277
8 Bolano 7,813
9 Vezzano Ligure 7,356
10 Follo 6,337

Transportation[edit]

Railways

The Province of La Spezia is very well connected to the whole Italian territory by the Italian Railways. Two main lines cross the territory: the "Tirrenica" line linking the province to Genoa and Rome, and the "Pontremolese" line that goes in the direction of Parma. There are regular trains that connect the province with the main Italian cities, including: Milan, Turin, Florence, Pisa, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Naples, Savona and Ventimiglia.

Airports

In the province there is the airport of Luni, which is used only by general aviation. The nearest airports with international and intercontinental connections are: Pisa airport, the airport of Genoa, and Milan Malpensa airport.

Motorways

There are two motorways that cross the territory. The A12 motorway which connects the province with Genoa and Livorno, and the A15 motorway, which connects La Spezia to Parma.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upinet.it (in Italian)).
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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°06′28.95″N 09°49′43.94″E / 44.1080417°N 9.8288722°E / 44.1080417; 9.8288722