Province of Vicenza

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Province of Vicenza
Province
Villa Cordellina Lombardi.jpg
Villa Cordellina Lombardi, the provincial seat.
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vicenza in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vicenza in Italy
Country  Italy
Region  Veneto
Capital(s) Vicenza
Comuni 119
Government
 • Vice-president Maria Cristina Franco
Area
 • Total 2,722.53 km2 (1,051.17 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total 865,082
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 36010-36078, 36100
Telephone prefix 0424, 0444, 0445
Vehicle registration VI
ISTAT 024

The Province of Vicenza (Italian: Provincia di Vicenza) is a province in the Veneto region in northern Italy. Its capital city is Vicenza.

The province has an area of 2,722.53 km², and a total population of 865,082 (as of 2017). There are 199 comuni (municipalities) in the province.[1] Towns in the province include Bassano del Grappa, Montecchio Maggiore, Torri di Quartesolo, Schio, Noventa Vicentina, Thiene, Marostica, Lonigo, Arzignano, and Valdagno.

Population is unevenly spread throughout the province. More than 60% of the populace resides in densely industrialised areas in the eastern, western, and northern (known as Alto Vicentino) conurbations, as well as the area surrounding Bassano del Grappa. The remaining 40% reside in predominantly rural areas in the southern part of the province (the Colli Berici and Basso Vicentino) or the Asiago plateau.

Economic development in some areas is hindered by industrial and agricultural depression. Towns in the western section such as Valdagno and Montecchio Maggiore suffer from high unemployment, following a decline in steel and textile industries. The Colli Berici and Basso Vicentino remain overwhelmingly agricultural and present high levels of unemployment. The heavily industrial Alto Vicentino area alone accounts for half of the province's GDP.

Federico Faggin, an Italian physicist/electrical engineer principally responsible for the design of the first microprocessor, was born in Vicenza.

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  1. ^ The Italian institute of statistics, Istat, see this link Archived 2007-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 45°33′N 11°33′E / 45.550°N 11.550°E / 45.550; 11.550