Province of Milan

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Province of Milan
Coat of arms of Province of Milan
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Milan in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Milan in Italy
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
 • Presidentoffice abolished
 • Total1,575 km2 (608 sq mi)
 • Total3,195,211
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMI

The Province of Milan (Italian: Provincia di Milano) was a province in the Lombardy region, Italy. Its capital was the city of Milan. The provincial territory was highly urbanized, resulting in the third highest population density among the Italian provinces with more than 2,000 inhabitants/km2, just behind the provinces of Naples and the bordering Monza e Brianza, created in 2004 splitting the north-eastern part from the province of Milan itself. On January 1, 2015 it was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Milan.


Province of Milan extends over the Po Valley and has River Ticino to the west, and the River Adda to the east. It is shaped by its waterways - river and canals that traverse it and sometimes border it, from Lambro and Olona rivers to the numerous canals, like the Navigli Milanesi; these water runs link farmsteads and villages like Corneliano Bertario with the Castello Borromeo Castle; and ancient noble villas, such as the Inzago Villa near the Naviglio Martesana, to the Canale Villoresi, which is thought to be the longest man-made canal in Italy. The Villoresi is the natural southern border of Brianza, an area in Lombardy noted for its mountains, lakes and plains.[1]

It contains six regional natural parks: Parco Adda Nord, Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, Parco delle Groane, Parco Nord Milano, Parco della Valle del Lambro and the Parco Lombardo della Valle del Ticino. Half of the province is agricultural and flood plain, and most of it is protected by reserves.[1]

Largest municipalities by population

Rank City Population Area
1st Milano 1336879 181.76 7355.2 122
2nd Sesto San Giovanni 81750 11.74 6963.4 140
3rd Cinisello Balsamo 74536 12.7 5869 154
4th Legnano 59492 17.72 3357.3 199
5th Rho 51033 22.32 2286.4 158
6th Cologno Monzese 47880 8.46 5659.6 134
7th Paderno Dugnano 47750 14.1 3386.5 163
8th Rozzano 41581 13.01 3196.1 103
9th San Giuliano Milanese 37235 30.71 1212.5 98
10th Pioltello 36756 13.1 2805.8 156

See also


  1. ^ a b "Land Area and Persons Per Square Mile". ENIT - Italian National Tourist Board, MiBACT - Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism. Retrieved 9 August 2015.