Province of Bergamo

Lombardy, Italy

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Province of Bergamo
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About Province of Bergamo

The province of Bergamo (Italian: province of Bergamo; Lombard: proìnsa de Bèrghem) is a province of the Lombardy region in Italy. It has a population of 1,112,187 (2017), an area of 2,754.91 square kilometers (1,063.68 square miles) and contains 243 municipalities. Its capital is the city of Bergamo.

Geography

The province of Bergamo is bordered by the province of Sondrio in the north, the province of Brescia in the east, the province of Cremona in the south and the metropolitan city of Milan and the provinces of Monza and Brianza and Lecco in the west. The northern part crosses the Orobe Alps with the highest point being Mount Coca at 3,052 meters (10,013 feet). Its rivers include Serio, Dezzo, Cherio, Brembo and Adda. Its valleys include the Seriana, the Cavallina and the Brembana. Other smaller but more important valleys include the Imagna Valley, the Scalve Valley, the Serina Valley and the Taleggio Valley. The southern part consists mainly of plains.

To the east, Lake Iseo forms its border through which the Oglio flows from the Camonica Valley. The minerals are found in the area of Trescore Balneario and San Pellegrino (the source of the mineral water of the same name) and in other places.

Economy

agriculture

The low areas are rich in pastures together with cultivated corn, wine, wheat, rice and flax. Hunting is common.

Raising of poultry, pigs with modern techniques and traditional sheep breeding is also very common.

Industry

The provincial economy is based on SMEs and various products are produced. The main heavy industries in the province of Bergamo are the processing of minerals, in particular iron, cement and marble. There is a large tractor plant in Treviglio, many global companies have a factory in Bergamo, such as Tenaris and ABB in Dalmine. In Curno there is the Brembo headquarters, also located in Stezzano inside a famous technological area called Kilometro Rosso.

Another international brand present is Suisio's Alfa Laval.

Silks, metallurgical products and clothing are also common products. A Heineken Italy brewery produces Moretti La Rossa in the Comun Nuovo. The builders and assemblers of Bergamo are very famous for their ability and dedication to work.

Demography

At the end of 2006, the province of Bergamo hosted 92,000 immigrants from counties outside the European Union (less than 10% of the total population).

About 15,000 of them came from Bolivia, in particular the city of Cochabamba, due to the strong relations of the Roman Catholic diocese of Bergamo and the Archdiocese of Cochabamba. Most Bolivians live in the city of Bergamo.

See also

Municipalities in the province of Bergamo

Orobic gallery

Source: Wikipedia
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Bergamo