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Province of Livorno

Coordinates: 43°33′N 10°19′E / 43.550°N 10.317°E / 43.550; 10.317
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Province of Livorno
Palazzo Granducale in Livorno, the provincial seat
Palazzo Granducale in Livorno, the provincial seat
Flag of Province of Livorno
Coat of arms of Province of Livorno
Map highlighting the location of the province of Livorno in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Livorno in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentMaria Ida Bessi
 • Total1,218 km2 (470 sq mi)
 (31 July 2015)
 • Total337,992
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
 • Total€8.818 billion (2015)
 • Per capita€26,049 (2015)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
57014, 57016, 57020-57023, 57025, 57027-57028, 57030-57034, 57036-57039
Telephone prefix0565, 0586
ISO 3166 codeIT-LI
Vehicle registrationLI

The province of Livorno (Italian: provincia di Livorno) or, traditionally, province of Leghorn, is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. It includes several islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, including Elba and Capraia. Its capital is the city of Livorno. When formed in 1861, the province included only Livorno and Elba Island. It was extended in 1925 with land from the provinces of Pisa and Genoa.[2] It has an area of 1,211 square kilometres (468 sq mi) and a total population of 343,003 (2012). The province contains 19 comuni (sg.: comune).[2][3] The coastline of the area is known as "Costa degli Etruschi" (English: "Etruscan Coast").[4]

The province of Livorno is coastal and contains a number of coastal towns. Livorno is a highly important port for tourism and trading, and a number of watchtowers are located nearby the city. At Calafuria, the sea contains sponges, shellfish, fish, and protected red coral (Corallium rubrum). The coastlines of Quercianella and Castiglioncello are rocky.[5] The waters around the province of Livorno sometimes contain dolphins.[6] The town Marina di Bibbona was initially founded as a fort due to its strategic coastal position. Town San Vincenzo contains a fourteenth-century tower for strategic reasons. The sand of Golfo di Baratti is silver and black due to its high iron concentration, and the area contains an archaeological park.[5]



The province is subdivided into 19 comuni (sg.: comune).[3] This is the complete list of comuni (municipalities) in the province of Livorno:

At 30 April 2014, the main comuni by population are:[3]

Comune Population
Livorno 160,512
Piombino 35,075
Rosignano Marittimo 32,493
Cecina 28,566
Collesalvetti 16,907
Campiglia Marittima 13,320
Portoferraio 12,224
Castagneto Carducci 8,927
San Vincenzo 7,003


List of presidents of the province of Livorno[edit]

  President Term start Term end Party
1 Giorgio Stoppa 1951 1956 Italian Communist Party
2 Guido Torrigiani 1956 1964 Italian Socialist Party
3 Silvano Filippelli 1964 1970 Italian Communist Party
4 Valdo Del Lucchese 1970 1972 Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity
5 Alì Nannipieri 1972 1975 Italian Communist Party
6 Fernando Barbiero 1975 1980 Italian Socialist Party
7 Emanuele Cocchella 1980 1985 Italian Communist Party
8 Fabio Baldassarri 1985 1990 Italian Communist Party
9 Iginio Marianelli 1990 1994 Italian Socialist Party
10 Claudio Frontera 1995 1999 Independent (centre-left)
1999 2004
11 Giorgio Kutufà 2004 2009 The Daisy
Democratic Party
2009 2014
12 Alessandro Franchi 2014 2018 Democratic Party
13 Maria Ida Bessi 2018 Incumbent Independent (centre-left)


  1. ^ Regions and Cities > Regional Statistics > Regional Economy > Regional Gross Domestic Product (Small regions TL3), OECD.Stats. Accessed on 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Livorno". Italy World Club. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Livorno". Upinet. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Livorno Province". Livorno Now. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "10 coastal towns in Livorno". Around Tuscany. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Livorno". ABC Tuscany. Archived from the original on 25 June 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.

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43°33′N 10°19′E / 43.550°N 10.317°E / 43.550; 10.317