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Province of Asti
Asti
Province
Location of Province of Asti
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 1,504.5 km2 (580.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 206,265
 • Density 137/km2 (350/sq mi)
Postal Code 14010-14026, 14030, 14032-14037, 14039-14055, 14057-14059, 14100
Telephone prefix 011, 0141, 0144
ISTAT 005
Vehicle registration AT
No. of communes 118
Province of Asti
Province
The provincial seat.

Map highlighting the location of the province of Asti in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 1,504.5 km2 (580.9 sq mi)
Population (31 August 2017)
 • Total 215,871
 • Density 143.484/km2 (371.621/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14010-14026, 14030, 14032-14037, 14039-14055, 14057-14059, 14100
Telephone prefix 011, 0141, 0144
Vehicle registration AT
ISTAT 005

The Province of Asti (Italian: Provincia di Asti) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is the city of Asti. To the northwest it borders on the Metropolitan City of Turin; to the southwest it borders on the province of Cuneo. To the east it borders on the province of Alessandria, while in the south it shares a very short border with the Ligurian province of Savona. It has an area of 1,504.5 square kilometres (580.9 sq mi), and, As of 2017, a total population of 215,871.

History

Moscato d'asti
A Moscato d'Asti.

The Province of Asti was re-established on 1 April 1935 by Royal Decree No. 297 of King Victor Emmanuel III. It was detached from the existing Province of Alessandria into which it had been absorbed upon the creation of that province in 1859.

The Province of Asti is among the institutions awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valor (Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare) for its contribution to the partisan struggle during the last two years of the Second World War.

Municipalities

There are 118 municipalities (comuni, singular: comune) in the province. the largest by population are:

City Population
Asti 76,174
Canelli 10,465
Nizza Monferrato 10,369
San Damiano d'Asti 8,342
Costigliole d'Asti 5,865
Villanova d'Asti 5,667
Castagnole delle Lanze 3,772
Castelnuovo Don Bosco 3,235
Villafranca d'Asti 3,064
Moncalvo 2,998
Asti mappa
Map of the province of Asti

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