Province of Vercelli

Vercelli (Italian: Provincia di Vercelli) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is Vercelli.

Province of Vercelli
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Rice farms in the province of Vercelli
Coat of arms of Province of Vercelli
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Vercelli in Italy
Country Italy
RegionPiedmont
Capital(s)Vercelli
Comuni86
Government
 • PresidentEraldo Botta
Area
 • Total2,088 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2015[1])
 • Total176,121
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
13010-13012, 13015, 13017-13028,
13030-13041, 13043-13049, 13060, 13100
Telephone prefix015, 0161, 0163
Vehicle registrationVC
ISTAT002

As of 2015, it has an area of 2,081 square kilometres (803 sq mi) and a total population of some 176,000. It is an area known for the cultivation of rice.

Sacro Monte di Varallo. Façade of the basilica.

Main sightsEdit

In 2003, UNESCO added the Sacred Mountain of Varallo to the World Heritage List.

Other historical sights include the Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Vercelli. There are also numerous natural sights in the Valsesia area.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

External linksEdit


Coordinates: 45°19′N 8°25′E / 45.317°N 8.417°E / 45.317; 8.417