Land and Population of Lombardy
The geography of Lombardy consists of the Alps, its mountainous area; the foothills, and the plains which are split into the high plains and the low plains. This variation in terrain helps to distinguish Lombardy from other regions of Italy especially from that of southern Italy. Lombardy is famous for being home to several of Italy’s most popular lakes that were created by glaciers during the Ice Age: Lakes Maggiore, Varese, Como, Lugano, and Garda. These lakes and the surrounding Alpine region help to make Lombardy a popular tourist destination in Italy.
With over 9.5 million people, Lombardy is the largest Italian province in population. This makes Lombardy almost twice the population of the province of Lazio, which contains Rome, and Campania, which is the province in which Naples is located. Lombardy is home to Milan, Italy’s largest metropolitan area with about 7 million people in its metro area. Milan is a cultural, historical, industrial, and cosmopolitan city that is also one of the fashion capitals of the world.