Province of Reggio Emilia

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Province of Reggio Emilia
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About Province of Reggio Emilia

The Province of Reggio Emilia (in Italian: Province of Reggio Emilia) is one of the nine provinces of the Emilia-Romagna Region. The capital, which is the most densely populated municipality in the province, is Reggio Emilia.

It has an area of approximately 2,292 square kilometers (885 square miles) and, as of 2017 , it has a population of 531,942. There are 42 municipalities (singular: comune) in the province. Rolo, the smallest municipality in the province by area, is the most distant municipality to the east. Ventasso is the most distant municipality to the west. The border towns of the province are Ventasso, which is the smallest municipality by population in the south and Luzzara in the north. Luzzara is the second largest municipality in Emilia-Romagna and has the highest number of foreign citizens in the region.

The province is home to the historic Castello di Canossa, owned by the Countess Matilde; is where Henry IV's Walk to Canossa took place. Representatives of the free municipalities of Reggio, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara met in the Sala del Tricolore of Reggio Emilia in 1797 to proclaim the Cispadana Republic, adopting the three-color green-white-red flag to represent their new Republic; it was later adopted in 1848 as a national flag.


Four faculties of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are located in Reggio Emilia. The Faculty of Engineering and Agriculture was founded in Reggio Emilia in 1998, followed by the Faculties of Communication Sciences and Education Sciences. It is home to the Botanical Garden of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The Reggio Emilia approach to preschool education was started by the schools of Reggio Emilia after the Second World War and is known all over the world, being currently one of the most advanced systems. It is based on and inspired by the theories of Malaguzzi, Bruner, Vygotsky, Dewey, Piaget and Gardner. Reggio Emilia holds the Loris Malaguzzi International Center, a modern structure in which the Reggio Emilia approach is implemented, exported and spread all over the world.


With sports arenas including the Stadio Giglio and Palabigi, Reggio Emilia is home to the Pallacanestro Reggiana basketball team. The Camparini Gioielli Cup is an annual tennis tournament at the level of challengers played on clay in Reggio Emilia. BC Reggiana 1919 is the historic soccer team of Reggio Emilia, currently playing in the third national football league of the First Division.Stadio Giglio (the actual participation is 29,650) is the playing field in the home of A.C. Reggiana 1919.

See also

B.C. Reggiana 1919

Art collection of the Manodori Foundation

Municipalities of the Province of Reggio Emilia


Reggiana basketball

Reggio Emilia approach

Reggio Emilia chess tournament

Giglio stadium

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Source: Wikipedia
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