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Province of Vercelli
Vercelli
Province
Location of Province of Vercelli
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Area
 • Total 2,088 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 176,829
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal Code 13010-13012, 13015, 13017-13028, 13030-13041, 13043-13049, 13060, 13100
Telephone prefix 015, 0161, 0163
ISTAT 002
Vehicle registration VC
No. of communes 86

Vercelli (Italian: Provincia di Vercelli) is a province in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Its capital is Vercelli.

As of 2015, it has an area of 2,081 square kilometres (803 sq mi) and a total population of some 176,000. It is an area known for the cultivation of rice.

Sacro Monte Varallo 4
Sacro Monte di Varallo. Façade of the basilica.

Main sights

In 2003, UNESCO added the Sacred Mountain of Varallo to the World Heritage List.

Other historical sights include the Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Vercelli. There are also numerous natural sights in the Valsesia area.


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