Province of Vercelli

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Province of Vercelli
Province
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
Region Piedmont
Capital(s) Vercelli
Comuni 86
Government
 • President Carlo Riva Vercellotti
Area
 • Total 2,088 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2015[1])
 • Total 176,121
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13010-13012, 13015, 13017-13028,
13030-13041, 13043-13049, 13060, 13100
Telephone prefix 015, 0161, 0163
Vehicle registration VC
ISTAT 002

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, the Sacred Mountain of Varallo was inserted by UNESCO in 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