Metropolitan City of Venice

Metropolitan City of Venice
Metropolitan City

The city of Venice

Location of the Metropolitan City of Venice
Country  Italy
Region Veneto
Established 1 January 2015
Capital(s) Venice
Comuni 44
  Mayor Luigi Brugnaro (I)
  Total 2,467 km2 (953 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 846,962
  Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Metropolitan City of Venice

The Metropolitan City of Venice (Italian: Città Metropolitana di Venezia) is a metropolitan city in the Veneto region, Italy. Its capital is the city of Venice. It replaced the Province of Venice and includes the city of Venice and other 43 municipalities (comuni). It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by the Law 56/2014. The Metropolitan City of Venice is headed by the Metropolitan Mayor (Sindaco metropolitano) and by the Metropolitan Council (Consiglio metropolitano). Since 15 June 2015, as new mayor of the capital city, Luigi Brugnaro is the first mayor of the Metropolitan City.

Metropolitan area

The spatial spread of the Venice metropolitan area has greatly accelerated over recent decades. The Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) or Venice City-Region, in fact, is an urban agglomeration centred on the cities of Padua, Treviso and Venice in the Veneto region of north-east Italy.[1] It is defined statistically and does not correspond to a single area of local government. Administratively it comprises the communes (municipalities) of the 3 cities plus other 240 communes (overall 104 in the province of Padua, 95 in the province of Treviso and 44 in the province of Venice).[2][3] The metropolitan area has a total population of 2,600.000.[4]

Main sights

In addition to the city of Venice, the province offers a number of other attractions including Caorle on the Adriatic Coast with its narrow streets, coloured houses and cylindrical bell tower, and Jesolo, with its long sandy beach, tourist attractions and nightlife.[5]

The second largest municipality it the province, Chioggia, on the southern side of the Venetian Lagoon, includes numerous canals, bridges and mansions as well as St. Felice Castle and the Piazza di Vigo.[6]


Coordinates: 45°26′23″N 12°19′55″E / 45.4397°N 12.3319°E / 45.4397; 12.3319

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