Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

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Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Stresa in foreground (Province of Varese across lake)
Stresa in foreground (Province of Varese across lake)
Map highlighting the location of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentArturo Lincio
 • Total2,255 km2 (871 sq mi)
 • Total161,732
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Verbania: 28921-28925, Other areas: 28811-28897
Telephone prefix0163, 0322, 0323, 0324
ISO 3166 codeVB
Vehicle registrationVB

Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Italian: Provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola [verˈbaːno ˈkuːzjo ˈɔssola]) is the northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont. It was created in 1992 through the fusion of three geographical areas which had previously been part of the Province of Novara. The area flanking the western shore of Verbano (or Lago Maggiore) forms the eastern part of the province; Cusio (or Lago d’Orta) and its environs form the southern part; while the north and west of the province consists of the Ossola, a region of Alpine mountains and valleys. The ISO code for the province is VB.

The province has a total population of some 160,000, distributed over an area of 2,255 square kilometres (871 sq mi), with the biggest population centres being its capital Verbania on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Domodossola the main town of the Ossola, and Omegna at the northern end of Lago d’Orta.

Map of the province

Municipal subdivisions[edit]

There are 74 comuni in the province.[1] The largest by population are:

Comune Population  
Verbania 30,836 Verbania Pallanza.jpg
Domodossola 18,362 Domodossola centro storico.jpg
Omegna 15,949 Nigoglia.jpg
Gravellona Toce 7,595 Gravellona Toce - Panorama.jpg
Villadossola 6,915
Cannobio 5,113 Cannobio03.jpg
Stresa 5,104 Stresa Levo.jpg


UNESCO Sacred Mountains[edit]

In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Domodossola and the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa were inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.


The top eight countries of origin of the inhabitants of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola with foreign citizenship at December 31, 2010 were:[1]



  1. ^ ISTAT. "Verbano-Cusio-Ossola". ISTAT. Retrieved 2012-06-06.

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Coordinates: 45°56′N 8°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533