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Province of Cuneo
Cuneo
Province
Location of Province of Cuneo
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 6,903 km2 (2,665 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 556,359
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal Code 12100
Telephone prefix 0171
ISTAT 004
Vehicle registration CN
No. of communes 250

Cuneo (Italian) or Coni (French and Piedmontese) is a province in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Italy. To the west it borders on the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (departments of Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes). To the north it borders with the Metropolitan City of Turin. To the east it borders with the province of Asti. To the south it borders with the Ligurian provinces of Savona and Imperia. It is also known as La Provincia Granda, Piedmontese for "The Big Province", because it is the fourth largest province in Italy (following the provinces of Sassari, South Tyrol and Foggia) and the largest one in Piedmont. Briga Marittima and Tenda were part of this province before cession to France in 1947.

Administration

Its capital is the city of Cuneo. Of the 250 communes in the province, the largest by population are:

Commune Population
Cuneo 56,201
Alba 31,346
Bra 29,593
Fossano 24,306
Mondovì 22,730
Savigliano 21,526
Saluzzo 16,971
Borgo San Dalmazzo 12,457
Busca 10,116
Racconigi 10,094
Boves 9,807
Cherasco 9,128
Barge 7,694
Dronero 7,065

Economy

Cuneo map
Map of the province of Cuneo.

Companies active in the province include:

  • Miroglio in Alba
  • Ferrero SpA in Alba,
  • Maina in Fossano
  • Balocco in Fossano
  • Merlo (company) in San Defendente (Cervasca)
  • Arpa industriale in Bra
  • Bottero in Cuneo
  • Mondo in Alba
  • Mtm-Brc in Cherasco
  • Abet in Bra
  • Edizioni San Paolo in Alba

Many important industrial groups have branches in the province: Michelin (Cuneo and Fossano), Saint-Gobain (Savigliano), Valeo (Mondovì), Asahi Glass Co. (Cuneo), ITT Galfer (Barge), Diageo (Santa Vittoria d'Alba) and Nestlé (Moretta).


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