ROVIGO PROVINCE, VENETO REGION
The Province of Rovigo (Provincia di Rovigo) is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Rovigo. It borders on the north with the provinces of Verona, Padua and Venice, on the south with the province of Ferrara, on the west with the province of Mantua, and on the east with the Adriatic Sea.
The province of Rovigo is part of Italy’s Po Valley know as the Polesine. The province has a total population of 244,625 inhabitants. It is a plain whose elevation is from 65 meters a.s.l.. The northern border is set on the Adige river from Badia Polesine to the sea, except for the territory of Cavarzere (in the province of Venice); the southern border is along the Po river from Melara to the sea. The province includes the delta of the Po and the border is set on the Po di Goro channel of the delta. The rivers Po and Adige have had a stable course only in recent times. The land is of relatively recent formation, created by drifts taken by the rivers, and subsidence occurs due to natural consolidation as well as to human activities such as drainage, groundwater extraction and methane extraction.
The Canal Bianco is the only other river that flows across the province. Many canals for drainage have been dug in the province of Rovigo because the Po and the Adige are the first and the third biggest rivers of Italy as for rate of flow and the land has a huge amount of water to deal with; the main canals are the Collettore Padano, the Ceresolo and the Valdentro. Other streams of historic importance are the Adigetto (a former course of the Adige), the Poazzo (a former course of the Po) and the Fossa Polesella (a former waterway connecting the Canal Bianco with the Po).
The climate is mild continental with high humidity, having sultry summers and foggy winters; precipitation is normal, usually happens in spring and autumn. There are 50 comuni in the province link. As of June 30, 2005, the main comuni by population are: The province of Rovigo suffers the emigration phenomenon even nowadays: young people still use to emigrate to more developed areas of Veneto and of Italy; this leads to population ageing. There are still migrations from rural areas to more developed towns within the boundaries of the province. The various towns and villages are due to be connected by the SS434 "Transpolesana", State Road 434; the proper name "Transpolesana" means "through Polesine" a long highway planned to cross nearly the entire province; right now it connects Verona with Rovigo. A13 toll motorway, connecting Bologna with Padua, and SS309 "Romea" State Road, connecting Venice with Ravenna, pass through the zone. The motorway exits in the province of Rovigo are Occhiobello, Villamarzana-Rovigo sud and Rovigo.
The Rovigo province has thriving agriculture base, particularly the cultivation of wheat, maize, rice and sugar beets as well as grapevines, apples, pears, peaches, tomatoes and vegetables. There are small to medium size factories set in the city of Rovigo and few other centres of the province: they mainly center around food processing (many are sugar refineries), metalworking, carpentry, textile, construction and construction materials. Many Aquaculture farms are set in the wetlands of the delta of the Po. The province of Rovigo has some famous holiday villages along the Adriatic Sea such as Rosolina Mare, Rosa Pineta, and Albarella Island (Isola di Albarella in Italian).
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