Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola facts for kids
|Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
|• Total||2,255 km2 (871 sq mi)|
|• Density||71.6/km2 (185/sq mi)|
|Postal Code||Verbania: 28921-28925, Other area_total_km2s: 28811-28897|
|Telephone prefix||0321, 0322, 0323, 0324|
|No. of communes||77|
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Italian: Provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola [verˈbaːno ˈkuːzjo ˈɔssola]) is the northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont. It was created in 1992 through the fusion of three geographical areas which had previously been part of the Province of Novara. The area flanking the western shore of Verbano (or Lago Maggiore) forms the eastern part of the province; Cusio (or Lago d’Orta) and its environs form the southern part; while the north and west of the province consists of the Ossola, a region of Alpine mountains and valleys. The ISO code for the province is VB.
The province has a total population of some 160,000, distributed over an area of 2,255 square kilometres (871 sq mi), with the biggest population centres being its capital Verbania on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Domodossola the main town of the Ossola, and Omegna at the northern end of Lago d’Orta.
UNESCO Sacred Mountains
Sacro Monte di Ghiffa
Unknown artist of the 18th century, Three Angels visiting Abraham
The top eight countries of origin of the inhabitants of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola with foreign citizenship at December 31, 2010 were:
- Ukraine 1724
- Morocco 1402
- Romania 1233
- Albania 770
- China 737
- Senegal 429
- Germany 315
- Switzerland 219
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