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Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Province
Location of Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 2,255 km2 (871 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 161,732
 • Density 71.6/km2 (185/sq mi)
Postal Code Verbania: 28921-28925, Other area_total_km2s: 28811-28897
Telephone prefix 0321, 0322, 0323, 0324
ISTAT 103
Vehicle registration VB
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.

Verbano-Cusio-Ossola map
Map of the province


Municipal subdivisions

There are 77 comuni in the province.[1] The largest by population are:

Comune Population  
Verbania 30,836 Verbania Pallanza.jpg
Domodossola 18,362 Domodossola centro storico.jpg
Omegna 15,949 Nigoglia.jpg
Gravellona Toce 7,595 Gravellona Toce - Panorama.jpg
Villadossola 6,915
Cannobio 5,113 Cannobio03.jpg
Stresa 5,104 Stresa Levo.jpg

Culture

UNESCO Sacred Mountains

In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Domodossola and the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa were inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

Demographics

The top eight countries of origin of the inhabitants of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola with foreign citizenship at December 31, 2010 were:


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