The province is divided into two zones: the Apuan Riviera and the Lunigiana. Its economic relevance, once mainly based on the production of the white Carrara marble, has now shifted to the importation and fabrication of blocks of marble and granite.
Province of Massa-Carrara, Toscana
- Area: 1,156 km²
- Population: about 200,000 inhabitants
- Population Density: 176 per sq km
- Zip/postal codes: 54100
- Phone Area Codes: 0585, 0187
- Car Plate: MS
- Communes: 17 communes
- Official website: http://portale.provincia.ms.it/ -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province is scheduled for suppression and fusion with the Provinces of Livorno, Lucca and Pisa.
Provinces of Tuscany
In 1923 the municipalities of Bolano, Calice al Cornoviglio, Castelnuovo Magra, Ortonovo, Rocchetta di Vara, Santo Stefano di Magra and Sarzana were included in the province of La Spezia, and the Garfagnana went to the province of Lucca. In 1938 the towns of Massa, Carrara and Montignoso, were joined in the one municiality of Apuania, that also became the new name of the province. Then in 1947 the municipality of Apuania was dismembered and the province returned to its original name of Massa-Carrara, with capital Massa.