Molise

Molise (UK: /mɒˈlz/,[4] US: /ˈmliz, mˈlz/,[5][6][7] Italian: [moˈliːze]; Molisano: Mulise) is a region of Southern Italy. Until 1963, it formed part of the region of Abruzzi e Molise, alongside the region of Abruzzo. The split, which did not become effective until 1970, makes Molise the youngest region in Italy. Covering 4,438 square kilometres (1,714 sq mi), it is the second smallest region in the country after the Aosta Valley, and has a population of 313,348 (as of 1 January 2015).

Molise
Mulise  (Neapolitan)
Coordinates: 41.6997°N 14.6111°E / 41.6997; 14.6111
CountryItaly
CapitalCampobasso
Government
  PresidentDonato Toma (FI)
Area
  Total4,438 km2 (1,714 sq mi)
Population
 (31-12-2017)
  Total308,493
  Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)English: Molisan
Italian: Molisano (man)
Italian: Molisana (woman)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeIT-67
GDP (nominal)€6.5 billion (2018)[1]
GDP per capita€20,900 (2018)[2]
HDI (2018)0.863[3]
very high · 15th of 21
NUTS RegionITF
Websitewww.regione.molise.it

The region is split into two provinces, named after their respective capitals Campobasso and Isernia. Campobasso also serves as the regional capital.