Province of Vercelli

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Province of Vercelli
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Coat of arms of Province of Vercelli
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Country Italy
RegionPiedmont
Capital(s)Vercelli
Comuni86
Government
 • PresidentCarlo Riva Vercellotti
Area
 • Total2,088 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2015[1])
 • Total176,121
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
13010-13012, 13015, 13017-13028,
13030-13041, 13043-13049, 13060, 13100
Telephone prefix015, 0161, 0163
Vehicle registrationVC
ISTAT002

Vercelli (Italian: Provincia di Vercelli) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is Vercelli.

As of 2015, it has an area of 2,081 square kilometres (803 sq mi) and a total population of some 176,000. It is an area known for the cultivation of rice.

Sacro Monte di Varallo. Façade of the basilica.

Main sights[edit]

In 2003, UNESCO added the Sacred Mountain of Varallo to the World Heritage List.

Other historical sights include the Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Vercelli. There are also numerous natural sights in the Valsesia area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

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Coordinates: 45°19′N 8°25′E / 45.317°N 8.417°E / 45.317; 8.417