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Province of Benevento
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Benevento
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Benevento in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Benevento in Italy
Map of the Province of Benevento
Map of the Province of Benevento
Country  Italy
Region Campania
Area
 • Total 2,080.44 km2 (803.26 sq mi)
Population (31 August 2017)
 • Total 279,308
 • Density 134.2543/km2 (347.7170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82010-82038
Telephone prefix 0823, 0824
Vehicle registration BN
ISTAT 62

The Province of Benevento (Italian: Provincia di Benevento) is a province in the Campania region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Benevento.

Geography

The province has an area of 2,071 km², and, As of 2017, a total population of 279,308. There are 78 comuni in the province (for the full list, see comuni of the Province of Benevento). The biggest municipalities, the only ones over 10,000 inhabitants, are Benevento, Montesarchio, Sant'Agata de' Goti and San Giorgio del Sannio.

The territory of the province of Benevento closely approximates that of the Principality of Benevento in the mid and late eleventh century. It borders Molise (province of Campobasso) on the North, Apulia (province of Foggia) on the East, the province of Avellino and the metropolitan City of Naples on the South, and the province of Caserta on the West.

The lowest point is in the comune of Limatola (44 meters above sea level), while the highest point is Monte Mutria (1822 meters), one of the mountains of the Matese range, which separates the province of Benevento from Molise.

The Arch of Trajan in Benevento 
Montesarchio 
Sant'Agata de' Goti 
San Marco dei Cavoti 
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