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Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, Piedmont

The Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the northernmost province in Piedmont, and was established in 1992 with territory from the Province of Novara; its central seat is in the town of Verbania but province offices are also in Baveno, Crevoladossola, Domodossola and Gravellona Toce.

Info

  • Area: 2,255 km²
  • Population: about 157,000 inhabitants in 2018
  • Phone Area Codes: 0163, 0322, 0323, 0324
  • Car Plate: VB
  • Communes: 74 communes -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province is scheduled for suppression and fusion with the Province of Novara.

The Territory

The territory includes Lake Verbano with the famous Borromee Isles and the smaller lakes of Mergozzo and Orta, and natural areas like the National Park of Val Grande, the Alpe Veglia and Alpe Devero Parks, as well as Alpine valleys of exceptional beauty, like the Val Formazza. From the area of Macugnaga there is also the most spectacular view of the Monte Rosa massif, whose Dufour Peak is the second highest mountain in Europe.

The Comuni in the Province

Antrona Schieranco | Anzola d'Ossola | Arizzano | Arola | Aurano | Baceno | Bannio Anzino | Baveno | Bee | Belgirate | Beura Cardezza | Bognanco | Borgomezzavalle | Brovello-Carpugnino | Calasca-Castiglione | Cambiasca | Cannero Riviera | Cannobio | Caprezzo | Casale Corte Cerro | Ceppo Morelli | Cesara | Cossogno | Craveggia | Crevoladossola | Crodo | Domodossola | Druogno | Formazza | Germagno | Ghiffa | Gignese | Gravellona Toce | Gurro | Intragna | Loreglia | Macugnaga | Madonna del Sasso | Malesco | Masera | Massiola | Mergozzo | Miazzina | Montecrestese | Montescheno | Nonio | Oggebbio | Omegna | Ornavasso | Pallanzeno | Piedimulera | Pieve Vergonte | Premeno | Premia | Premosello-Chiovenda | Quarna Sopra | Quarna Sotto | Re | San Bernardino Verbano | Santa Maria Maggiore | Stresa | Toceno | Trarego Viggiona | Trasquera | Trontano | Valle Cannobina | Valstrona | Vanzone con San Carlo | Varzo | Verbania | Vignone | Villadossola | Villette | Vogogna

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