Provinces of Italy
Second-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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".
|Provinces of Italy|
Province d'Italia (Italian)
|Category||Regionalised unitary state|
|Populations||81,415 (Province of Isernia) – 4,231,451 (Metropolitan City of Rome Capital)|
|Areas||212.50 km2 (82.05 sq mi) (Province of Trieste) –|
7,691.75 km2 (2,969.80 sq mi) (Province of Sassari)
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.