Province of Cuneo

Province of Cuneo
The provincial seat
The provincial seat
Flag of Province of Cuneo
Coat of arms of Province of Cuneo
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cuneo in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cuneo in Italy
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Capital(s)Cuneo
Comuni250
Government
 • PresidentFederico Borgna
Area
 • Total6,902 km2 (2,665 sq mi)
Population
(30 June 2016)
 • Total590,309
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
GDP
 • Total€17.987 billion (2015)
 • Per capita€30,423 (2015)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12100
Telephone prefix0171
Vehicle registrationCN
ISTAT004
Websitewww.provincia.cuneo.it
Map of the province of Cuneo

The province of Cuneo (Italian: provincia di Cuneo; Piedmontese: provincia ëd Coni) is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy. To the west, it borders the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (departments of Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes), to the north the Metropolitan City of Turin, to the east the province of Asti and to the south the Ligurian provinces of Savona and Imperia. It is also known as la Provincia Granda (Piedmontese for 'The Big Province'), because it is the largest province in Piedmont and the fourth-largest in Italy (following Sassari, South Tyrol and Foggia). Briga Marittima and Tenda were part of this province before their cession to France in 1947.

Administration

Its capital is the city of Cuneo. Of the 250 comuni in the province, the largest by population are:

Commune Population
Cuneo 56,201
Alba 31,346
Bra 29,593
Fossano 24,306
Mondovì 22,730
Savigliano 21,526
Saluzzo 16,971
Borgo San Dalmazzo 12,457
Busca 10,116
Racconigi 10,094
Boves 9,807
Cherasco 9,128
Barge 7,694
Dronero 7,065

Economy

Companies active in the province include:

Many important industrial groups have branches in the province: Michelin (Cuneo and Fossano), Saint-Gobain (Savigliano), Valeo (Mondovì), Asahi Glass Co. (Cuneo), ITT (Barge), Diageo (Santa Vittoria d'Alba) and Nestlé (Moretta).

Cuneo is also the land of important wines, mostly produced in the Langhe and Roero hills, such as Barbaresco, Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera and many others.

See also


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