Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Telephone prefix 06,667,3898
Area 5,352 km²
Postal code n/a
Vehicle registration RM
|Population 4.336 million (31 Jul 2015)|
Destinations Marina di San Nicola, Altipiani di Arcinazzo, Livata, Setteville, Santa Lucia
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The Province of Rome (Italian: Provincia di Roma) was one of the five provinces of Lazio, Italy. The province of Rome was the most populous of Italy, and is essentially coterminous with the Rome metropolitan area. Rome was the provincial capital. The Province of Rome existed from 1870 to 31 December 2014. On 1 January 2015, it was replaced with a new administrative area, the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.
The province of Rome was established in 1870 after the Capture of Rome by the newly formed Kingdom of Italy from the Papal States. It was initially divided into five districts (circondari): Rome, Civitavecchia, Frosinone, Velletri and Viterbo, corresponding to the old papal delegazioni.
In 1923 the district of Rieti, formerly part of the province of Perugia, was annexed to that of Rome. In 1927 the provincial territory was reduced through the creation of the new provinces of Frosinone, Rieti and Viterbo; after a few months, the communes of Amaseno, Castro dei Volsci and Vallecorsa also were annexed to the province of Frosinone, while Monte Romano was annexed to that of Viterbo. In 1934 the provincial territory lost its southern part, which became the new province of Latina.