Province of Parma

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Province of Parma
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About Province of Parma

The Province of Parma (Italian: Provincia di Parma) is a province of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Its largest city and capital is the city of Parma.

It is made up of 47 municipalities. It has an area of 3,449 square kilometers (1,332 square miles) and a total population of approximately 450,000.

The province borders the province of Reggio Emilia to the east, the province of Piacenza to the west, the Lombardy provinces of Cremona and Mantua to the north and the Ligurian provinces of La Spezia and Genoa and the Tuscan province of Massa and Carrara to the south.


In 1861 Italian provinces were established on the French republican model.

Italian fascism saw the end of the elections in the province of Parma in the 1920s until the end of the Second World War.

In October 2012, it was confirmed that the Province of Parma would be merged with the Province of Piacenza in 2014 to become the Province of Piacenza and Parma, despite the controversy over the name chosen. However, his name was changed in the Province of Parma - Piacenza in the following month.


The province is divided into three areas from north to south: the plain (plain), the hill (hill) and the mountain (mountain). The first of these is surrounded by the Po. The main centers of the hill and the mountain are located along the course of the main rivers, which descend from the mountains of the Parmesan Apennines.


The Province of Parma includes 47 municipalities. The 20 biggest of these are:


Parma is famous for its Parma Ham. The whole area is renowned for the production of sausages, Parmigiano Reggiano and some types of pasta such as potato gnocchi, cappelletti (or anolini) in the broth, tortelli with different fillings (herb, potatoes, pumpkin, mushrooms, chestnuts, Tortél Dóls di Colorno) and goodies.



There are two main highways crossing Parma: A1 and A15.


The province of Parma is served by Giuseppe Verdi airport.

Railway lines

The province is crossed by the Milan-Bologna railway, one of the most important in Italy, with a station in Parma. The latter is the starting point for the following lines, which connect the city to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Alps and the Po delta:

Pontremolese line, with branch for Fidenza and Fornovo di Taro


Parma-Suzzara (held by Ferrovie Emilia Romagna Srl.

Fidenza station is an exchange point for the lines:

Fidenza-Salsomaggiore Terme

Fidenza and Cremona


Parma F.C. was founded in 1913. It is a Serie A soccer team famous in Italy and Europe for its achievements, including three national cups, one Cup Winners Cup, two UEFA Cups, one European Super Cup and one Italian Super Cup. Ennio Tardini played in the city craze which hosted up to 29,000 spectators but was renewed in 2008 after the club was relegated to Serie B. In the spring of 2009 the team was again promoted to the top flight (Serie A). Crusaders Noceto plays in Lega Pro Second Division, the fourth level.

Parma also hosts two rugby teams in the top national division, Overmach Rugby Parma and SKG Gran Rugby.

Parma Panthers is the Parma football team for which John Grisham Playing for Pizza was based.

Volleyball, women's basketball and baseball are also very popular in the city and have achieved significant success.

Source: Wikipedia
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