🇮🇹 Reggio nell'Emilia, also referred to as Reggio Emilia, Reggio di Lombardia or Reggio by its inhabitants, is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It is the main comune (municipality) of the Province of Reggio Emilia. The old town has a hexagonal form, which derives from the ancient walls, and the main buildings are from the 16th–17th centuries. The commune's territory lies entirely on a plain, crossed by the Crostolo stream.
Economy The economy of the province of Reggio Emilia was for a long time based on agriculture. One typical product, known worldwide and imitated, is Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Another is Lambrusco wine. Reggio Emilia produce also the "Balsamic Vinegar" a condiment for salad but also cheese, strawberries and many other dishes. In the twentieth century Reggio Emilia and its territory saw also a rapid development of small and medium industries, particularly in the sector of agricultural machinery. For more than 100 years, there has been a strong tradition that supported the development of consumers'cooperatives, as well as, building and banking cooperatives. New developments in mechanics and information technology are at the origin of some new companies operating in mechatronics. Another well-established sector is the ceramic tiles industry (mainly concentrated in the districts of Scandiano and Casalgrande). Other leading sectors include: electronics (Cellular Line, Phonocar, RCF audio); finance (Credito Emiliano); fashion (Marina Rinaldi, Max Mara); food (Newlat); machinery (ARGO SpA, Emak, Interpump Group, Landi Renzo, Lombardini S.r.l.; Preston & Barbieri, Smeg (appliances)); utilities (Iren). The industrial growth has attracted immigration from North and Central Africa, East Europe, and Far East (China, Pakistan, India). The immigration rate in the province is about 25%. Researches on the quality of life indicate that in recent years Reggio Emilia is in very good position among Italian provinces.
Reggio Emilia has a population of over 172,124 people. Reggio Emilia is ranked #917 for startups with a score of 0.129.
Twin Towns, Sister Cities Reggio Emilia has links with: 🇵🇸 Beit Jala, Palestine; 🇵🇱 Bydgoszcz, Poland; 🇲🇩 Chișinău, Moldova; 🇫🇷 Dijon, France; 🇺🇸 Fort Worth, United States; 🇪🇸 Girona, Spain; 🇷🇸 Kragujevac, Serbia; 🇲🇿 Pemba, Mozambique; 🇿🇦 Polokwane, South Africa; 🇩🇪 Schwerin, Germany; 🇭🇷 Zadar, Croatia.
European co-operation Reggio Emilia is a member city of Eurotowns network including: 🇪🇸 Avilés, Spain; 🇩🇪 Böblingen, Germany; 🇩🇪 Detmold, Germany; 🇸🇪 Eskilstuna, Sweden; 🇸🇪 Gävle, Sweden; 🇪🇸 Girona, Spain; 🇳🇱 Haarlem, Netherlands; 🇸🇪 Halmstad, Sweden; 🇧🇪 Hasselt, Belgium; 🇫🇮 Jyväskylä, Finland; 🇪🇸 Manresa, Spain; 🇧🇪 Roeselare, Belgium; 🇪🇸 Sabadell, Spain; 🇳🇱 Schiedam, Netherlands; 🇩🇪 Sindelfingen, Germany; 🇩🇪 Solingen, Germany; 🇩🇪 Ulm, Germany; 🇸🇪 Varberg, Sweden.