Province of Rome
|Province of Rome|
Palazzo Valentini in Rome, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Rome in Italy
|• Presidente||Riccardo Carpino (01/10/2013)|
|• Total||5,352 km2 (2,066 sq mi)|
|Population (31 July 2015)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Province of Rome (Italian: Provincia di Roma) was one of the five provinces of Lazio, Italy. The province of Rome was the most populous of Italy, and is essentially coterminous with the Rome metropolitan area. Rome was the provincial capital. The Province of Rome existed from 1870 to 31 December 2014. On 1 January 2015, it was replaced with a new administrative area, the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.
The Province of Rome covers almost one third of the territory of Lazio. It occupies the flat area of the Roman and the Tiber Valley to the mountains and dell'Aniene Lucretili Sabini and, in addition to the mountainous regions of the Tolfa and Monti Sabatini to the north-west, the area of the mountains Tiburtini Prenestini Simbruini and east, the area of the Colli Albani and the northern foothills of the mountains, and high Lepine Sacco valley to the south-east. The western boundary of the province is represented by the Tyrrhenian Sea on which spread to about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the coast near Rome from Civitavecchia to Torre Astura. In the territory there are several lakes, almost all of volcanic origin, which are concentrated in the north-west of the mountains and Sabatini in the south-east of the Colli Albani.
The main comuni by population are:
|Genzano di Roma||24,008|
- Latium, the oldest regional division of the province
- Lazio, the region the province of Rome is a part of
- Dalla Provincia di Roma alla Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale - provincia.roma.it
- "Demography in Figures". Istituto nazionale di statistica (ISTAT). for August 2009
|Wikisource has the text of a 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article about Province of Rome.|