Province of Cremona

Province of Cremona
Province
Typical canal in the countryside of Pandino
Typical canal in the countryside of Pandino
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cremona in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Cremona in Italy
Country Italy
RegionLombardy
Capital(s)Cremona
Comuni115 [1]
Government
 • PresidentDavide Viola
Area
 • Total1,770.46 km2 (683.58 sq mi)
Population (30 April 2017)
 • Total358,908
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code26100, 26010-26049
Telephone prefix0372, 0373, 0374, 0375, 0363
Vehicle registrationCR
ISTAT019

The Province of Cremona (Italian: provincia di Cremona; Cremunés: pruvìncia de Cremùna; Cremasco: pruìnsa de Cremùna; Casalasco-Viadanese: pruvìncia ad Cramòna) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital city is Cremona.

The province occupies the central section of Padana Plain, so the whole territory is flat, without any mountains or hills, crossed by several rivers, such as the Serio and Adda, and artificial canals, most of which are used for irrigation.

The river Po, which is the longest Italian river, is the natural boundary with the adjoining Province of Piacenza, while the Oglio separates the province from Brescia.

History

Lombardy has been inhabited since ancient times and stone age and Bronze Age rock drawings and artefacts have been found there. From the fifth century BC, Gallic tribes invaded and settled in the region, building several cities (including Milan) and ruling the land as far as the Adriatic Sea. From the third century BC the Romans expanded their sphere of influence into the area, and in 194 BC, the whole of what is now Lombardy, became a Roman province called Gallia Cisalpina. The Romans overwhelmed the previous civilisations and Lombardy became one of the richest and best-developed areas in Italy. It was here in 313 AD that the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great issued the famous Edict of Milan that gave freedom of religion to all people in the Roman Empire.[2]

Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Lombardy was invaded by successive waves of tribes, the last of which was the Germanic Lombards in the late sixth century. Stability followed until 774, when the Frankish king Charlemagne conquered the area and annexed the Kingdom of the Lombards (most of northern and central Italy) to his empire.[3]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Cremona Séng
Boarisch: Provinz Cremona
brezhoneg: Proviñs Cremona
Esperanto: Provinco Kremono
한국어: 크레모나현
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Cremona
Basa Jawa: Provinsi Cremona
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Cremona
日本語: クレモナ県
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Cremona
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Cremona (provinsiya)
پنجابی: ضلع کریمونا
Simple English: Province of Cremona
slovenčina: Cremona (provincia)
slovenščina: Cremona (pokrajina)
српски / srpski: Кремона (округ)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Cremona (provincija)
Tagalog: Cremona
Türkçe: Cremona ili
Tiếng Việt: Cremona (tỉnh)