Province of Brescia

Province of Brescia

Broletto Palace in Brescia, the provincial seat.

Map highlighting the location of the province of Brescia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°38′N 10°18′E / 45.633°N 10.300°E / 45.633; 10.300Coordinates: 45°38′N 10°18′E / 45.633°N 10.300°E / 45.633; 10.300
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Capital(s) Brescia
Comuni 206
  President Pier Luigi Mottinelli
  Total 4,784.28 km2 (1,847.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[2]
  Total 1,264,105
  Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Telephone prefix 030
Vehicle registration BS

The Province of Brescia is a Province in Lombardy, northern Italy. It borders with the province of Sondrio to the North and North West, the province of Bergamo to the West, the province of Cremona to the South West and South, the province of Mantua to the South, and to the east the province of Verona (which is part of the Veneto region) and Trentino. It has a population of some 1,200,000 As of 2016.

The province of Brescia stretches between Lake Iseo in the west, Lake Garda in the east, the Southern Rhaetian Alps in the north and the Lombardian plains in the south. The main rivers of the province are the Oglio, the Mella and the Chiese.

Important towns in the province: Brescia (the capital), Darfo Boario Terme, Desenzano del Garda, Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Montichiari, Ghedi, Manerbio, Carpenedolo, Orzinuovi, Chiari, Rovato, Gussago, Salò, Iseo, Gardone Val Trompia, Rezzato and Lumezzane.

Main sights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Most populated municipalities

Rank City Population Area
1st Brescia 194376 90.68 2143.5 149
2nd Desenzano del Garda 27743 60.1 461.6 67
3rd Montichiari 24026 81.19 295.9 108
4th Lumezzane 23790 31.52 754.8 460
5th Palazzolo sull'Oglio 20208 23.06 869.4 166
6th Chiari 19037 38.02 500.7 145
7th Ghedi 18966 60.76 312.1 85
8th Rovato 18900 26.1 724.1 192
9th Gussago 16878 25.02 674.6 190
10th Lonato del Garda 15877 70.5 225.2 188

See also


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