Province of Alessandria

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Province of Alessandria
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Alessandria in Italy.svg
Location of the Province of Alessandria within Italy
CountryFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Region Bandiera della regione Piemonte.svg Piedmont
Capital(s) Alessandria
Comuni 190
Government
  PresidentGianfranco Lorenzo Baldi
Area
  Total3,558.83 km2 (1,374.07 sq mi)
Population
 (30 April 2017)
  Total425,297
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15010-15013, 15015-15018, 15020-15036, 15038-15046, 15048-15053, 15055-15079, 15100
Telephone prefix010, 019, 0131, 0141, 0142, 0143, 0144
Vehicle registration AL
ISTAT 06

The Province of Alessandria (Italian : Provincia di Alessandria; Piedmontese : Provincia ëd Lissandria; Lissandrin: Provinsa 'd Lisòndria) is an Italian province, with a population of some 425,000, which forms the southeastern part of the region of Piedmont. The provincial capital is the city of Alessandria.

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With an area of 3,558.83 square kilometres (1,374.07 sq mi) it is the third largest province of Piedmont after the province of Cuneo and the Metropolitan City of Turin. To the north it borders on the province of Vercelli and to the west on the Metropolitan City of Turin and the province of Asti. It shares its southern border with Liguria (province of Savona and the Metropolitan City of Genoa). Its south-east corner touches the Province of Piacenza in Emilia Romagna, while to the east it borders on the Lombard Province of Pavia.

History

The province was created by the Royal Decree n. 3702 of 23 October 1859, the Legge Rattazzi, as a union of five of the six provinces which had formed the Division of Alessandria (the provinces of Alessandria, Acqui, Asti, Casale and Tortona) plus the Province of Novi which had formed part of the Division of Genoa. In 1935 the area of Asti was established as the separate Province of Asti.

Communes

There are 190 communes in the province [1]

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Map of the province

Main sights

Sacro Monte di Crea, Paradise Chapel. Sacro Monte di Crea. Cappella del Paradiso3.jpg
Sacro Monte di Crea, Paradise Chapel.

The Sacred Mountain of Crea (Italian: Sacro Monte di Crea) is a Roman Catholic Devotional Complex in the comune of Serralunga di Crea (Montferrat), near Alessandria. It is one of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Its construction was begun in 1589, around a former Sanctuary of St. Mary whose creation is traditionally attributed to Saint Eusebius of Vercelli around 350 AD.

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References

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

Coordinates: 44°54′48″N8°37′12″E / 44.91333°N 8.62000°E / 44.91333; 8.62000