Province of Biella

The Province of Biella (Italian: Provincia di Biella) is a province of Italy located in Piedmont. It was created in 1992 and its capital is the city of Biella.

Province of Biella

Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Biella in Italy
Country Italy
RegionPiedmont
Capital(s)Biella
Comuni82
Government
  PresidentGianluca Foglia Barbisin
Area
  Total913.28 km2 (352.62 sq mi)
Population
 (1-1-2017)
  Total178,551
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
13900
Telephone prefix015
Vehicle registrationBI
ISTAT096

It has an area of 913 square kilometres (353 sq mi), and a total population of 178 551 (1-1-2017). There are 82 comuni (singular: comune) in the province .

The main comuni by population are:

Comune Population
Biella 46,182
Cossato 15,058
Vigliano Biellese 8,426
Candelo 8,015
Trivero 6,617
Mongrando 4,037
Valle Mosso 3,981
Occhieppo Inferiore 3,970
Ponderano 3,904
Gaglianico 3,893
Cavaglià 3,688
Andorno Micca 3,572

Culture

Sacro Monte di Oropa

In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Oropa was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

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