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The Province of Rome (Italian: Provincia di Roma) was one of the five provinces that were part of the Lazio region in Italy. It was founded in 1870 and restored in 2014. It was essentially co-terminated with the metropolitan area of Rome. The city of Rome was the provincial capital. During the 1920s, the province border narrowed when land was ceded to establish new provinces. The Province of Rome was the most populous province in Italy. On January 1, 2015 it was replaced by a new local government agency, the metropolitan city of Roma Capitale.


Before 1870, the area of the province was the Papal States. Following the capture of Rome by the forces of the Kingdom of Italy, the Province of Rome was established. The province was initially divided into five "districts" (Italian: districts or Italian: Circondario): Rome, Civitavecchia, Frosinone, Velletri and Viterbo. They corresponded to the old papal delegations.

In 1923 the district of Rieti, previously part of the province of Perugia, was annexed to that of Rome. In 1927 the provincial territory was reduced with the creation of new provinces: Frosinone, Rieti and Viterbo. After a few months, the municipalities of Amaseno, Castro dei Volsci and Vallecorsa were also annexed to the province of Frosinone, while Monte Romano was annexed to that of Viterbo. In 1934 the provincial territory lost its southern part, which became the new province of Latina.

See also

Administrative divisions of the Papal States from 1816 to 1871

Lazio - the oldest regional division of the former province and current capital of the metropolitan city of Rome.

Themes of the capital of the metropolitan city of Rome

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