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Molise region flag

Coat of arms of the Molise region
Sardinien Autonome Region Sizilien Kalabrien Kampanien Basilikata Molise Apulien Abruzzen Latium Marken Umbrien Toskana Ligurien Aostatal Piemont Lombardei Venetien Emilia-Romagna Trentino-Südtirol Friaul-Julisch Venetien San Marino Vatikanstadt Algerien Tunesien Malta Montenegro Bosnien und Herzegowina Kroatien Slowenien Ungarn Schweiz Österreich Schweiz Monaco Frankreich Frankreich FrankreichMap of Italy, Molise highlighted
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Basic data
Capital Campobasso
Provinces 2
surface 4,437.65 km² ( 19. )
Residents 302,265 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 68.1 inhabitants / km²
ISO 3166-2 IT-67
president Donato Toma ( FI )

Relief map of the Molise region

Molise is an Italian region on the Adriatic Sea with an area of ​​4438 km² and 302,265 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019). This makes it the smallest region after the Aosta Valley in terms of area and population. The capital is Campobasso . The region consists of the provinces of Campobasso and Isernia . It shares the history of the neighboring regions of Abruzzo and Puglia . In Molise there are also ethnic minorities of the Arbëresh and Moliseslawen . Both minorities can be found in the province of Campobasso.

Molise has only been an independent region since 1963. Before that it belonged to the Abruzzi and together with them it formed an administrative unit.

coat of arms

Description: In red a silver oblique left bar and a silver eight-pointed star in the right upper corner .

Administrative division

Provinces of Molise

The Molise region includes the following two provinces:

province Capital ISO Communities Population
(December 31, 2019)
Area (km²) Population
density (inh / km²)
Campobasso Campobasso IT-CB 84 218,679 2,908.80 75
Isernia Isernia IT IS 52 83,586 1,528.85 55
Molise Campobasso IT-67 136 302.265 4,437.65 68

Major cities and towns

The following are the largest cities and towns in Molise:

local community province Residents
Campobasso Campobasso 49,262
Termoli Campobasso 33,583
Isernia Isernia 21,666
Venafro Isernia 11.209
Bojano Campobasso 8,178


The Molise landscape is divided into Alto Molise , which is characterized by high mountain ranges, partly unspoiled nature and quiet mountain villages, and Basso Molise , whose hilly landscape extends to the 50 km long coast of Molise.

In 2018, the region was affected by several strong earthquakes, up to magnitude 4.9 (according to Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam).


In 2015, the regional gross domestic product per inhabitant, expressed in purchasing power standards , was 69% of the EU-28 average . With a score of 0.867, Molise ranks 15th among the 20 regions of Italy in the Human Development Index .

In 2017, the unemployment rate was 14.6%, above the national average.

Web links

Commons : Molise  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. New strong earthquakes in Molise cause damage and injuries | Earthquake news. Retrieved on April 3, 2019 (German).
  3. Eurostat. Retrieved April 15, 2018 .
  4. ^ Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab. Retrieved August 12, 2018 .
  5. Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions. Retrieved November 5, 2018 .

Coordinates: 41 ° 37 '  N , 14 ° 29'  E