Province of Prato


The province of Prato ( it, provincia di Prato) is a
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in the
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region of
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. Its capital is the city of
Prato Prato ( , ) is a city and ''comune The (; plural: ) is a basic Administrative division, constituent entity of Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality. Importance and function The provides many of the basic civ ...

. It was formed from part of the
province of Florence The province of Florence ( it, provincia di Firenze) was a Provinces of Italy, province in the northeast of Tuscany region of Italy. The city or ''comune'' of Florence was both the capital of the Province of Florence, and of the Region of Tuscany. ...
in 1992. The province has an area of and a total population of about 250,000. There are seven
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s (municipalities) in the province.

Notable residents

* Birthplace of footballer
Paolo Rossi Paolo Rossi (; 23 September 1956 – 9 December 2020) was an Italian professional footballer who played as a forward. In 1982, he led Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is ...

Paolo Rossi
. * Birthplace and current residence of olympic gymnast
Jury Chechi
Jury Chechi
. * Birthplace of actor and comedian
Roberto Benigni Roberto Remigio Benigni (; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the holocaust comedy-drama film '' Life Is Beautiful'' (1997), fo ...
. * Birthplace of cyclist
Fiorenzo Magni Fiorenzo Magni (; 7 December 1920 – 19 October 2012) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist. Biography Magni was born to Giuseppe Magni and Giulia Caciolli, and had an elder sister Fiorenza. Bulbarelli, pp. 14–15 He started c ...

Fiorenzo Magni

Municipalities and population


List of presidents of the province of Prato

External links

Official website

Events in Prato

Statistical dataWelcome to Prato, Tuscany (Italy) Food, art, history of the province of Prato
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