Province of Vicenza
The Province of Vicenza (Italian: Provincia di Vicenza) is a province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Its capital city is Vicenza.
The province has an area of 2,723 km², and a total population of 874,630 (as of 2012). There are 121 comuni (municipalities) in the province. Important towns in the province include Bassano del Grappa, Montecchio Maggiore, Torri di Quartesolo, Schio, Noventa Vicentina, Thiene, Marostica, Lonigo, Arzignano, and Valdagno.
The province's president, since 2014, is Achille Variati of the Democratic Party.
The province's president, from 2007 to 2014, was Attilio Schneck of the Liga Veneta party. Liga Veneta is a member of the Lega Nord (Northern League). group of political parties that, in turn, is part of the center-right coalition. Before him, the president was Manuela Dal Lago, also a member of the Liga Veneta.
Population is unevenly spread throughout the province. More than 60% of the populace resides in densely industrialised areas in the eastern, western, and northern (known as Alto Vicentino) conurbations, as well as the area surrounding Bassano del Grappa. The remaining 40% reside in predominantly rural ares in the southern part of the province (the Colli Berici and Basso Vicentino) or the Asiago plateau.