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Province of Trento

Provincia autonoma di Trento
Location of Province of Trento
Country  Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Capital Trento
 • Total 6,207 km2 (2,397 sq mi)
 • Total 507,030
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal Code
Telephone prefix
0461, 0462, 0463, 0464, 0465
Vehicle registration TN
No. of communes 223

The Province of Trento (Italian: Provincia autonoma di Trento), also called Trentino, is an autonomous province of Italy.


Trentino is an alpine region of northern Italy. The population has always been neolatin since the fall of the Roman empire.

During the Middle Ages the Catholic Church controlled Trento, while Austria controlled the area since the beginning of the Renaissance.

In the 16th century Trento became notable for the Council of Trent (1545–1563) which gave rise to the Counter-Reformation.The introduction of the Counter-Reformation in the Trentino brought also a general recover of the Italian language over the German one, as the Protestant ideas had found more followers in the small German-speaking population.

During WWI Trentino was at the center of bloody battles between the Italians and the Austrians: Trentino was united to Italy in 1918. Italian irredentists welcomed the union, that was followed by fascist improvements of the Italian nationalism in all the Trentino.

In the 1960s and 1970s Trentino witnessed strong economic development, spurred mainly by the tourism sector and by the new autonomy. It is currently one of the richest and best developed Italian provinces.

Its capital is the town of Trento, historically known in English as Trent. The province covers an area of more than 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi), with a total population of about 0.5 million

Province Area (km2) Population Density (inh./km2)
Trentino 6,207.12 537,267 86.56

In 1996, the "Euroregion Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino" was formed between the Austrian state of Tyrol and the Italian provinces of Alto Adige/South Tyrol and Trentino. The boundaries of the association correspond to the old County of Tyrol. The aim is to promote regional peace, understanding and cooperation in many areas. The region's assemblies meet together as one on various occasions and have set up a common liaison office to the European Union in Brussels.

Actually the Trentino and Trento are famous tourist locations

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