BERGAMO PROVINCE, LOMBARDY REGION

The Province of Bergamo is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. It has a population of 1,107,787 (2014), an area of , and contains 242 comuni. Its capital is the city of Bergamo. The Province of Bergamo borders the province of Sondrio to the north, the province of Brescia to the east, the province of Cremona to the south and the provinces of Milan, Monza and Brianza and Lecco to the west. The northern part is made up of the Orobian Alps with the highest point is Mount Coca at . Its rivers include the Serio, Dezzo, Cherio, Brembo, and Adda. Its valleys include the Seriana, Cavallina, and Brembana. The southern part is mainly made up of flatlands. In the east, Lake Iseo forms its boundary which the Oglio from the Camonica Valley flows through. Minerals are found in the area of Trescore Balneario and San Pellegrino (the source of the mineral water of the same name) and other places.

The low lying areas are rich in pastures along with corn, wine, grain, rice and flax that are cultivated. Hunting is common. Very common is also the breeding of poultry, pigs with modern techniques, and the traditional sheep herding. The province’s primary economy is based on SMEs, so it is not easy to speak of main activities as varied products are made. The main heavy industries of the province of Bergamo are mineral processing, especially iron, concrete and marble. There is a large tractor plant, in Treviglio, and a large pipe plant, in Dalmine. Silks, metallurgical products and clothing are also common products. A Heineken Italia brewery makes Moretti La Rossa in Comun Nuovo. Bergamo masons and assemblers are very famous for their ability and dedication to work.

Map of the Bergamo Province of Italy

The Bergamo Province borders the province of Sondrio to the north, the province of Brescia to the east, the province of Cremona to the south, and the provinces of Milan, Monza and Brianza and Lecco to the west. The northern part is made up of the Orobian Alps with the highest point is Mount Coca at 3,052 meters (10,013 ft). Its rivers include the Serio, Dezzo, Cherio, Brembo, and Adda. Its valleys include the Seriana, Cavallina, and Brembana. The southern part is mainly made up of flatlands. In the east, Lake Iseo forms its boundary which the Oglio from the Camonica Valley flows through. Minerals are found in the area of Trescore Balneario and San Pellegrino (the source of the mineral water of the same name) and other places.

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