Province of Venice

The Province of Venice (Provincia di Venezia) was a province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Its capital is the city of Venice. It had an area of 2,467 km², and a total population of 846,962 (2011).[1] The province became the Metropolitan City of Venice by 1 January 2015.

Province of Venice
Map highlighting the location of the former province of Venice in Italy
Country Italy
  Total2,467 km2 (953 sq mi)
  Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
30010, 30014-30016, 30020-30039
Telephone prefix041, 049, 0421, 0422, 0426, 0431
Vehicle registrationVE


Statistics recorded since 1871 show that the population of the Province of Venice increased from some 341,000 inhabitants in 1871 to almost 847,000 in 2011. It rose steadily in each of the ten-year statistical periods until 1981 (reaching 838,794 inhabitants) whereafter there were declines until 2001 when the population dipped to 809,586. Finally, there was an increase of 4.6% in the ten-year period from 2001 to 2011 when the number of inhabitants reached 340,913.[1]

The average age per inhabitant was 44.8 years in 2011, up from 35.6 years in 1981. In 2012, there were 72,284 foreigners residents in the province (up from 44,996 in 2006), mainly from Romania, Moldova and Albania, representing 8.5% of the total population. In the academic year 2012 to 2013, 23,677 students were enrolled at university of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% male. The most popular fields of study were economics, foreign languages, letters and philosophy, and architecture.[2]


There were 44 comuni (singular: comune) in the province . In 2005, the main comuni by population were:

Comune Population
Venice 270,662
Chioggia 51,231
San Donà di Piave 40,899
Mira 37,737
Mirano 26,126
Portogruaro 25,162
Spinea 24,698
Jesolo 23,705
Martellago 19,904
Scorzè 18,626
Santa Maria di Sala 15,521
Cavarzere 15,319
Noale 15,237
Dolo 14,649
Marcon 12,969
Eraclea 12,653
Cavallino-Treporti 12,444
Santo Stino di Livenza 12,386
Camponogara 11,858
Caorle 11,847
Salzano 11,797
San Michele al Tagliamento 11,778
Musile di Piave 10,642
Concordia Sagittaria 10,641


Tourism was an important contributor to the provincial economy with over 26,000 establishments (including 1,277 hotels) offering overnight accommodation and accounting for a total of 34 million tourist nights spent in 2012 (down slightly from 2011 but substantially higher than some 29 million nights in 2002).[2]

The Gross Domestic Product of the province was 25 million euro in 2010, down slightly from 25.973 million euro in 2007. In 2012, the service sector represented 73% of the economy, while industry covered 19%, construction 7% and agriculture just 1%. Footwear represented 9.6% of provincial exports, petroleum products 7.2% and machinery 6.7%.[2]


  1. "Censimenti popolazione prov. di Venezia 1861-2011" (in Italian). tuttitalia. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. "Venezia in cifre 2013". Camera di Commercio Venenzia. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

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