Provinces of Italy

The provinces of Italy (Italian: province d'Italia) are the second-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, on an intermediate level between a municipality (comune) and a region (regione). Since 2015, provinces have been classified as "institutional bodies of second level".[1]

Provinces of Italy
Province d'Italia  (Italian)
CategoryRegionalised unitary state
LocationItalian Republic
Populations81,415 (Province of Isernia) – 4,231,451 (Metropolitan City of Rome Capital)
Areas212.50 km2 (82.05 sq mi) (Province of Trieste) –
7,691.75 km2 (2,969.80 sq mi) (Province of Sassari)
Provinces of Italy (grey borders), within Regions (solid borders)

There are currently 107 institutional bodies of second level in Italy, including 80 ordinary provinces, 2 autonomous provinces, 4 regional decentralization entities, 6 free municipal consortia, and 14 metropolitan cities, as well as the Aosta Valley region (which also exercises the powers of a province).

Italian provinces (with the exception of the current Sardinian provinces) correspond to the NUTS 3 regions.[2]

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