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Province o Massa an Carrara

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Province o Massa an Carrara
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Massa an Carrara in Italy
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Massa an Carrara in Italy
Kintra Italy
 • PresesOsvaldo Angeli
 • Total1157 km2 (447 sq mi)
 • Total200,695
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix0585
Vehicle registrationMS

The Province o Massa an Carrara (Italian: Provincia di Massa e Carrara), till 2009 Province o Massa-Carrara, is a province in the Tuscany region o Italy. It is namit efter the twa main touns in its territory: Carrara an Massa, its caipital.


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The province o "Massa e Carrara" wis formit in 1859 frae the separation o the Lunigiana and the Garfagnana frae the Ducato o Modena. In oreegin it wis composed o three “ Circondari”: I° “Circondario o Massa an Carrara” (compoond frae 7 destricts airticulatit in 14 municipalities), II° “Circondario” of Castelnuovo Garfagnana (compoond frae 4 destricts airticulatit in 17 Municipalities), III° “Circondario” o Pontremoli (compound from 3 Districts airticulatit in 6 Municipalities). The province till the census o 1871 appears comprised in region “Emilia”, but wi the census o the population o 1881 in Tuscany. Later on, wi “Regio Decreto n.1913 o the sept. 2, 1923, the municipalities o “Calice al Cornoviglio” an “Rocchetta Vara” wur detached frae the province, in order tae mak them tae enter in the new province o La Spezia. In same period (R.D n.2490 o November 9 1923) the 17 municipalities o the “Circondario” Castelnuovo Garfagnana wur remuivit them an aw aw that wur assigned tae the province o Lucca in order tae compensate it o the passage tae the new province o Pistoia o aw the municipalities o the Val di Nievole. The province o Massa an Carrara remained thus crippled waitin for a its reorganization. In the 1938 the Municipalities o Carrara, Massa an Montignoso, came fused nell' anerlie municipality o Apuania. In that same year the industrial zone Apuana wis institutit (includin in relative Consortium C.Z.I.A an aw the Municipalities o the Versilia neebour) an the province assumit the name o province o Apuania. In the 1946 wi decree Liutenand ane (Umberto II o Savoia) the new Municipality o Apuania wis meltit an the province (for error an/or historical ignorance) resumptions the denomination does no date frae 1859 when it wis "Massa an Carrara" but Massa (name wi which it came designatit tae the ceety o Massa or Massa o Carrara frae 1700 till Kinrick o Italy (1860), denomination that, in order tae distinguish it frae the ither homonymous ceeties, the chief toun continued till the institution o the unifeed Municipality o Apuania) an wi same the decree liutenant were placit tae Massa.

In 2009 baith decrees o 1938 an 1946 wur abolished, restorin the auld name.[1][2]

Geography an admeenistration

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The province covers haes an aurie o 1,157 km², an a total population o 200,695 (2005).[3] There are 17 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. As o 30 Juin 2005, the main comuni bi population are:

Comune Population
Massa 69,097
Carrara 65,221
Aulla 10,529
Montignoso 10,154
Fivizzano 8,947
Pontremoli 8,112
Licciana Nardi 4,892
Villafranca in Lunigiana 4,663
Fosdinovo 4,642
Mulazzo 2,593
Filattiera 2,411
Tresana 2,052
Podenzana 1,996
Bagnone 1,975
Zeri 1,296
Casola in Lunigiana 1,193
Comano 773

Map o Tuscany showin the location o the province.


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The province's economical relevance, ance mainly based on the production o the famous white Carrara marble, haes nou shiftit tae the importation an fabrication o blocks o marble an granite frae aw ower the warld.

See an aw

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  1. (in Italian) Restituita la e a Massa Carrara
  2. (in Italian) Si torna all'antica denominazione Archived 2012-07-16 at Archive.today
  3. Italian Institute of Statistics Archived 2007-08-07 at the Wayback Machine

Freemit airtins

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Media relatit tae Province o Massa an Carrara at Wikimedia Commons