Emilia Romagna Map Political Regions
Emilia Romagna to the east overlooking the Adriatic Sea and is bordered to the west, Piedmont and Liguria, Lombardy to the north and the Veneto region, south of Tuscany, the Marches and the Republic of San Marino. It is distributed in the provinces of Bologna (including the regional capital), Ferrara, Forlì, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, Rimini.
The physical boundaries of the region are well defined: to the south are represented by the mountains of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and a section of the Ligurian Sea to the east by the Adriatic Sea to the north in large part from the middle and lower course of the river Po 48% of the territory is occupied by a large section of the Po Valley, and the remaining area includes, in almost equal, a mountain range and hills.
At the western region occupies only a small sector of the Ligurian Apennines, wedged, with some massive of over 1700 m. altitude (mountains Lesima, Pen, Maggiorasca), between Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, with whom is shared, it ends by convention at the Cisa pass (1041m.). The northern side of the Tuscan-Emilian not only rugged peaks and in some cases (Cimon 2165 m) over 2000 m. Are characteristic of this stretch of the Apennines the many ridges that branch off from the main ridge line, the mountain ridges follows a band of modest hills hills (Subappennino). The trans-border crossings include, in addition to the aforementioned Cisa pass, no less important than those which connect the region of Tuscany, including the steps of Porretta (932 m), the Abetone (1388 m) and Futa ( 903 m).
The Rhine (211 km.) Is the longest river in the Emilia-Romagna, has its source in Mount Cimone and flows into the Adriatic just south of the Valli di Comacchio. The Po, which marks the border with Lombardy, except at the province of Mantua, it receives all rivers north of the Rhine Emilia are the main Taro (125 km.), Which comes from the mountain Pen Ligurian Apennines, Bucket (172 km.) and Panaro (148 km.), who were both born in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
Emilia-Romagna has many environmental problems and protection of nature is still limited to a few areas. Among these, there are the Po Delta Regional Park (shared with Veneto), the Casentino Forest Park (shared with Tuscany) and Mesola Forest, near Ferrara.