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Province of Reggio Emilia
Reggio nel,Emilia
Location of Province of Reggio Emilia
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
 • Total 2,293 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 487,003
 • Density 212/km2 (550/sq mi)
Postal Code 42010-42025, 42028, 42030-42035, 42037, 42039-42049, 42100
Telephone prefix 0522, 0536
Vehicle registration RE
No. of communes 45

The Province of Reggio Emilia (Italian: Provincia di Reggio nell'Emilia) is one of the nine provinces of the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna. The capital city, which is the most densely populated comune in the province, is Reggio Emilia.

It has an area of around 2,292 square kilometres (885 sq mi) and, As of 2017, has a population of 531,942. There are 42 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. Rolo, the smallest commune in the province by area, is the commune farthest to the East. Ventasso is the commune farthest to the West. The border towns of the Province are Ventasso, which is the smallest commune by population, to the south and Luzzara in the north. Luzzara is the second largest commune in Emilia-Romagna and has the highest number of foreign nationals in the region.

The province is home to the historical Canossa Castle, property of the countess Matilde; it is where the Walk to Canossa of Henry IV occurred. Representatives of the free municipalities of Reggio, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara met in Reggio Emilia's Sala del Tricolore in 1797 to proclaim the Repubblica Cispadana, adopting the three colour green-white-red flag to represent their newly formed Republic; it was later adopted in 1848 as the national flag.


Sesso canale reggio emilia
Typical Emilian countryside.

Four faculties of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are located in Reggio Emilia. The Faculty of Engineering and Agriculture was established in Reggio Emilia in 1998, followed by the Faculties of Communication Sciences and of Education Sciences. It is home to the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

The Reggio Emilia approach to preschool education was started by the schools of Reggio Emilia after World War II and it's well-known all over the world, being one of the most advanced systems at present times. It is based and inspired on theories of Malaguzzi, Bruner, Vygotsky, Dewey, Piaget and Gardner. Reggio Emilia holds the International Centre Loris Malaguzzi, a modern structure where the Reggio Emilia approach is implemented, exported and spread around the world.


With sports arenas including the Stadio Giglio and Palabigi, Reggio Emilia is home to the basketball team Pallacanestro Reggiana. The Camparini Gioielli Cup is a yearly challenger-level tennis tournament played on clay in Reggio Emilia. A.C. Reggiana 1919 is the historical soccer team of Reggio Emilia, at the moments plays in the third national soccer league Prima Divisione.Stadio Giglio (actual attendance is 29.650) is the home play ground for A.C. Reggiana 1919.

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