The province is divided into two zones: the Apuan Riviera and the Lunigiana. Its economic relevance, once mainly based on the production of the white Carrara marble, has now shifted to the importation and fabrication of blocks of marble and granite.
Province of Massa-Carrara, Toscana (Tuscany) Region, Italy
The Comuni in the Province of Massa-Carrara
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In 1923 the municipalities of Bolano, Calice al Cornoviglio, Castelnuovo Magra, Ortonovo, Rocchetta di Vara, Santo Stefano di Magra and Sarzana were included in the province of La Spezia, and the Garfagnana went to the province of Lucca.
In 1938 the towns of Massa, Carrara and Montignoso, were joined in the one municiality of Apuania, that also became the new name of the province. Then in 1947 the municipality of Apuania was dismembered and the province returned to its original name of Massa-Carrara, with capital Massa.