Province of Varese

Province of Varese
Map highlighting the location of the province of Varese in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Varese in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentEmanuele Antonelli
 • Total1,198.11 km2 (462.59 sq mi)
(31 July 2015)
 • Total889,410
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
210xx, 21100
Telephone prefix02, 0331, 0332
Vehicle registrationVA

The province of Varese (Italian: provincia di Varese) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Varese (population of 80,857 inhabitants), but its largest city is Busto Arsizio.[1] The headquarters of the AgustaWestland, the company merged into Leonardo since 2016, the world's largest producer of helicopters, is based in Samarate, a comune of the province. As of 2015, it has a population of 889,410 inhabitants over an area of 1,198.11 square kilometres (462.59 sq mi). The provincial president is Nicola Gunnar Vincenzi.[2]


In Roman times, the fortified settlements of Castelseprio and the port of Angera were of high importance in the region. The House of Visconti conquered the region in the 13th century and completely destroyed Castelseprio.[3] The House of Visconti used the land for agricultural purposes and as part of the territories of Milan. During this Visconti rule, Varese became prosperous due to high levels of trade in the region, but remained small. Prior to his appointment as Duke, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena lived in the region during the 18th century. While the unification of Italy was initiating, Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi attempted to install anti-Austrians in Varese; in response to this, the Austrians attempted to invade in 1859, and a battle occurred in Varese. Umberto Bossi was born in 1941 near Varese, who believed that the region of Lombardy should have a degree of independence; in 1986, he founded the Lombard League which became a component of the Lega Nord (North League).[3]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Provinz Varese
Bân-lâm-gú: Varese Séng
Boarisch: Provinz Varese
brezhoneg: Proviñs Varese
čeština: Provincie Varese
Esperanto: Provinco Varese
한국어: 바레세현
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Varese
interlingua: Provincia Varese
Basa Jawa: Provinsi Varese
magyar: Varese megye
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Varese
Nederlands: Varese (provincie)
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Varese
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Varese (provinsiya)
پنجابی: ضلع واریس
Simple English: Province of Varese
slovenčina: Varese (provincia)
slovenščina: Varese (pokrajina)
српски / srpski: Варезе (округ)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Varese (provincija)
Tagalog: Varese
tarandíne: Provinge de Varese
Türkçe: Varese ili
українська: Варезе (провінція)
Tiếng Việt: Varese (tỉnh)
中文: 瓦雷澤省