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Province of Turin
Turin
Province
Location of Province of Turin
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 6,821 km2 (2,634 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,121,233
 • Density 311/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal Code 10010-10020, 10022-10026, 10028-10032, 10034-10038, 10040-10046, 10048, 10050-10078, 10080-10088, 10090-10095, 10098-10100
Telephone prefix 011, 0121, 0122, 0123, 0124, 0125, 0161
ISTAT 001
Vehicle registration TO
No. of communes 315

The former Province of Turin was a province in the Piedmont region of Italy. Its capital was the city of Turin. The province existed until 31 December 2014, when it was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Turin.

Geography

It had an area of 6,830 km2 (2,640 sq mi), and a total population of 2,306,676 (30 June 2011).

There were 316 comuni in the province – the most of any province in Italy. The second highest comunis are in the Province of Cuneo which has 250.

Torino, the former regional capital of the province, and capital of the present day Metropolitan City of Turin, was the first national capital of unified Italy in 1861.

Economy

The most important export items from the Turin region are automobiles, machinery, and metal and metal products. The province has commercial relations with Germany, France, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Romania and Czech Republic. A large quantity of import and export is carried with these nations.

Service is the most important economic sector accounting to 66% of the Gross Domestic Product. The other two important sectors are Industry (32%) and agriculture(2%). To promote entrepreneurship the provincial body has started- Start your own business (Italian: Mettersi in Proprio), an advice service to help aspiring entrepreneurs who have new business ideas.

Torino mappa
Roadmap of the Metropolitan City of Turin.
East torino NASA
Satellite view of the western region.

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