Province of Trento

autonomous province of Italy
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The Province of Trento (Italian: Provincia autonoma di Trento), also called Trentino, is an autonomous province of Italy.

Province of Trento
Provincia autonoma di Trento
Flag of Province of Trento
Coat of arms of Province of Trento
Location of Province of Trento
Coordinates: 46°04′00″N 11°08′00″E / 46.0667°N 11.1333°E / 46.0667; 11.1333
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
 • PresidentLorenzo Dellai
 • Total6,207 km2 (2,397 sq mi)
 • Total507,030
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal Code
Telephone prefix
0461, 0462, 0463, 0464, 0465
Vehicle registrationTN
No. of communes223

Trentino is an alpine region of northern Italy. The population has been neolatin since the fall of the Roman empire. Trentino and Trento are famous tourist destinations.[1]



During the Middle Ages the Catholic Church controlled Trento, while Austria controlled the area since the beginning of the Renaissance.

In the 16th century Trento became notable for the Council of Trent (1545–1563) which started the Counter-Reformation. The introduction of the Counter-Reformation in Trentino brought also a general recovery of Italian language over German, as the Protestant ideas had found more followers in the small German-speaking population.

During WWI, Trentino was at the center of bloody battles between Italians and Austrians: Trentino was united to Italy in 1918. Italian irredentism welcomed the union. It was followed by fascist improvements of the Italian nationalism in Trentino.

In the 1960s and 1970s Trentino witnessed strong economic development, spurred mainly by tourism and by the new autonomy. It is currently one of the richest and most developed Italian provinces.

Its capital is the town of Trento, historically known in English as Trent. The province covers an area of more than 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi), with a total population of about 0.5 million.

Province Area (km2) Population Density (inh./km2)
Trentino 6,207.12 537,267 86.56

In 1996, the "Euroregion Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino" was formed between the Austrian state of Tyrol and the Italian provinces of Alto Adige/South Tyrol and Trentino. The boundaries of the association correspond to the old County of Tyrol. The aim is to promote regional peace, understanding and cooperation in many areas. The region's assemblies meet together as one on various occasions and have set up a common office to the European Union in Brussels.

  1. Official homepage of Trento

Other websites

  • T. Francis Bumpus (1900), "Trent", The Cathedrals and Churches of Northern Italy, London: Laurie