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Emilia-Romagna - Demographics, Image gallery

coast adriatic piacenza

pop (2002e) 3 960 000; area 22 126 km²/8541 sq mi. Region of N Italy, comprising the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio nell'Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, and Forli; extends from the Po valley to the Appno Tosco-Emilliano, and E to the Adriatic coast; agriculture, tomatoes, fruit, wine, sugar-beet, maize, rice; petrochemicals, car manufacture, textiles, shoes; fishing and tourism are important along the Adriatic coast; ancient Via Emilia runs from Rimini to Piacenza.

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