Province of Rimini

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Coordinates: 44°3′N 12°34′E / 44.050°N 12.567°E / 44.050; 12.567

Province of Rimini
Flag of Province of Rimini
Coat of arms of Province of Rimini
Map highlighting the location of the province of Rimini in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Rimini in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentRiziero Santi
 • Total921.77 km2 (355.90 sq mi)
 (31 January 2022)[1]
 • Total339,169
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47811–47814, 47821–47828, 47831–47838, 47841–47843, 47851–47855, 47900
Telephone prefix0541
Vehicle registrationRN

The province of Rimini (Italian: provincia di Rimini) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The provincial capital is the eponymous city of Rimini. The province borders the independent Republic of San Marino. As of 2019, the province has a population of 339,437 inhabitants over an area of 921.77 square kilometres (355.90 sq mi), giving it a population density of 357 inhabitants per square kilometre. The built-up urban area of Rimini had a population of 147,578 inhabitants within city limits.[2] There are 26 comuni (singular: comune) in the province.


Rimini was founded in 268 BCE as a Latin colony and was connected to both the Via Flaminia to Rome and the Via Emilia to Piacenza. It became an Augustan colony and after the 476 fall of Rome, it joined a Byzantine confederation containing a number of cities along the coast of Marche. Following this, it was under papal rule for many years until it became a commune in the eleventh century. It was ruled by the family of Guelph Malatesta until the sixteenth century, when it was briefly ruled by the Republic of Venice. It became part of the Papal States and later became a component of the kingdom of Italy. In World War II, it was heavily bombed but liberated in 1944 by British and Polish troops.[3]

After the referendum of 2006, seven municipalities of Montefeltro were detached from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino (Marche) to join the Province of Rimini on 15 August 2009. The municipalities are Casteldelci, Maiolo, Novafeltria, Pennabilli, San Leo, Sant'Agata Feltria and Talamello.[4][5] After the referendum of 2007, two other municipalities from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Montecopiolo and Sassofeltrio, joined the Province of Rimini on the 17th of June 2021.[6]


President Term start Term end   Party
Ermanno Vichi 8 May 1995 28 June 1999 Ulivo
Ferdinando Fabbri 28 June 1999 22 June 2009 DS/PD
Stefano Vitali 23 June 2009 13 October 2014 PD
Andrea Gnassi 13 October 2014 30 October 2018 PD
Riziero Santi 31 October 2018 incumbent PD


  1. ^ Dato Istat - population as of 31 May 2019
  2. ^ "Provincia di Rimini". Tutt Italia. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ Roy Palmer Domenico (2002). The Regions of Italy: A Reference Guide to History and Culture. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-313-30733-1.
  4. ^ Article about the legislation Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Article on "il Resto del Carlino".
  6. ^ "Serie Generale n. 142 del 16-6-2021".

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