Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Stresa in foreground (Province of Varese across lake)

Map highlighting the location of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Piedmont
Capital(s) Verbania
Comuni 77
  President Massimo Nobili
  Total 2,255 km2 (871 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 161,732
  Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code Verbania: 28921-28925, Other areas: 28811-28897
Telephone prefix 0321, 0322, 0323, 0324
ISO 3166 code VB
Vehicle registration VB

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 distinct regions 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 east 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.

Map of the province

Municipal subdivisions

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

Comune Population  
Verbania 30,836
Domodossola 18,362
Omegna 15,949
Gravellona Toce 7,595
Villadossola 6,915
Cannobio 5,113
Stresa 5,104


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.


The top eight countries of origin of the inhabitants of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola with foreign citizenship at December 31, 2010 were:[1]



    1. ISTAT. "Verbano-Cusio-Ossola". ISTAT. Retrieved 2012-06-06.

    Coordinates: 45°56′N 8°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533

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