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The province of Florence ( it, provincia di Firenze) was a
province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are g ...
in the northeast of
Tuscany it, Toscano (man) it, Toscana (woman) , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , population_blank1 = , demographics_type1 = Citizenship , demographics1_footnotes = , demographics1_title1 = Italian , demograp ...
region of
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Italy
. The city or ''comune'' of
Florence Florence ( ; it, Firenze ) is a city in Central-Northern Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a country consisting of a Northern Italy, continental part, delimited by the ...

Florence
was both the capital of the Province of Florence, and of the Region of
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. It had an area of and a population of 1,012,180 as of 31 December 2014. The territory of the province was the birthplace of the
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. In 2015 the province was replaced by the
Metropolitan City of Florence The Metropolitan City of Florence ( it, Città Metropolitana di Firenze) is a Metropolitan cities of Italy, metropolitan city in the Tuscany region, Italy. Its capital is the city of Florence. It replaced the Province of Florence. It was first crea ...
.


Geography

The Province of Florence was bordered by the
Province of Bologna The province of Bologna ( it, provincia di Bologna) was a Provinces of Italy, province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its provincial capital was the city of Bologna. The province of Bologna covered an area of and had a total population of ...
in the north, the
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and Forlì-Cesena in the north-east, the provinces of Province of Prato, Prato, Province of Pistoia, Pistoia, Province of Pisa, Pisa and Province of Lucca, Lucca in the west; the Province of Siena in the south and the Province of Arezzo in the east and southeast. Much of the province lied in the plain of the Arno river.


Government


List of presidents of the province of Florence


References


External links


Photo gallery: Province of Florence
— ''licensed photos''. Metropolitan City of Florence, . Former provinces of Italy, Florence 2015 disestablishments in Italy States and territories disestablished in 2015 {{Italy-geo-stub