Province of Cuneo

Piedmont, Italy

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Province of Cuneo
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About Province of Cuneo

Cuneo (Italian) or Coni (French and Piedmontese) is a province in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Italy. To the west it borders the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (departments of the Maritime Alps, Alpes de Haute Provence and Hautes-Alpes). To the north it borders the Metropolitan City of Turin. To the east it borders on the province of Asti. To the south it borders the Ligurian provinces of Savona and Imperia. It is also known as La Provincia Granda, Piedmontese for "La grande provincia", because it is the fourth largest province in Italy (after the provinces of Sassari, Alto Adige and Foggia) and the largest in Piedmont. Briga Marittima and Tenda were part of this province before the transfer to France in 1947.

Administration

Its capital is the city of Cuneo. Of the 250 municipalities in the province, the largest by population are:

Economy

Companies active in the province include:

Michelis in Mondovì

Miroglio in Alba

Ferrero SpA in Alba,

Maina in Fossano

Balocco in Fossano

Merlo (company) in San Defendente (Cervasca)

Industrial harp in Bra

Bottero in Cuneo

World in Alba

Mtm-Brc in Cherasco

Abet in Bra

San Paolo in Alba editions

Many important industrial groups have branches in the province: Michelin (Cuneo and Fossano), Saint-Gobain (Savigliano), Valeo (Mondovì), Asahi Glass Co. (Cuneo), ITT Galfer (Barge), Diageo (Santa Vittoria d'Alba) and Nestlé (Moretta).

See also

Municipalities in the province of Cuneo

Piedmont (wine)

Source: Wikipedia
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