Province of Novara

Novara (It. Provincia di Novara) is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Novara.

Province of Novara
Palazzo Natta, the prefecture building
Palazzo Natta, the prefecture building
Coat of arms of Province of Novara
Map highlighting the location of the province of Novara in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Novara in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentFederico Binatti
 • Total1,339 km2 (517 sq mi)
 • Total373,081
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28010-28019, 28021, 28024, 28028, 28040-28041, 28043, 28045-28047, 28050, 28053, 28060-28066, 28068-28072, 28074-28075, 28077-28079, 28100
Telephone prefix011, 0161, 0163, 0321, 0322, 0323, 0331
Vehicle registrationNO

In 1992, the new Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola was created through the fusion of three geographical areas which had previously been part of the Province of Novara.

It has an area of 1,339 square kilometres (517 sq mi) and a total population of 373,081 (2012). It consists of 88 comuni (municipalities).

Colline Novaresi DOCEdit

View of Novara

The province of Novara is home to the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine of Colline Novaresi which was created in 1994 for the red and white Italian wines of the area. All grapes destined for DOC wine production need to be harvested to a yield no greater than 11 tonnes/ha. The red wine is a blend of at least 30% Nebbiolo (known under the local name of Spanna), up to 40% Uva Rara and no more than 30% collectively of Croatina and Vespolina. Varietal styles of each of the red grape varieties can be made provided that the grape makes up at least 85% of the wine. The white wine is made 100% from the Erbaluce grape. The finished wine must attain a minimum alcohol level of 11% in order to be labelled with the Colline Novaresi DOC designation.[1]


Rank Common Population Area
1st Novara 105024 103.02 1019.5 162
2nd Borgomanero 21518 32.36 665 307
3rd Trecate 20190 38.38 526.1 136
4th Galliate 15412 29.54 521.7 154
5th Arona 14547 14.90 976.3 212
6th Oleggio 13616 37.8 360.2 232
7th Cameri 10878 39.65 274.4 161
8th Castelletto sopra Ticino 10259 14.61 702.2 226


  1. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 152 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X


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Coordinates: 45°27′N 8°37′E / 45.450°N 8.617°E / 45.450; 8.617