Province of Torino, Piedmont Region, Italy
The province of Turin is the second widest in Italy, and its territory is mostly high-mountain. The university and politechnic are among the most ancient and renowned in Italy, and, though smaller than Milan, the area is surely an industrial capital thanks to the automotive factories, machine technology and more recently the IT sector.
The area was foremost in the Italian industrial development, thanks to the wealth of raw materials and the hydroelectric plants, but also to an enterpreneur class of great experience and foresight. But alongside with industrial progress, the province was able to maintain a strong cultural and historical identity, and to preserve natural landscapes of astounding variety and beauty, with natural parks, protected areas, tiny Alpine villages amid forests and small lakes, hundreds of miles of trekking itineraries and ski fields.
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Area: 6,821 km² -- Population: over 2,100,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal codes: from 10010 to 10100 -- Phone Area Codes: 011, 0121, 0122, 0123, 0124, 0125, 0161 -- Car Plate: TO -- Communes: 315 communes -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province is scheduled for being replaced by the Metropolitan City of Torino.
The Comuni in the Province of Torino
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