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Regione Molise
Capital Campobasso
President Michele Iorio
(House of Freedoms)
Provinces Campobasso
Isernia
Municipalities 136
Area 4,438 km²
 - Ranked 19th (1.5 %)
Population (2001)
 - Total

 - Ranked
 - Density


320,601
19th (0.6 %)
72/km²
Image:Italy Regions Molise 220px.png
Map higlighting the location of Molise in Italy

Molise is a region of south central Italy, the second smallest of the regions. It was formerly (until 1963) part of the region of "Abruzzi e Molise" (with Abruzzo) and now a separate entity. It borders Abruzzo to the north-west, Lazio to the west, Campania to the south, Puglia to the south-east and the Adriatic Sea to the north-east.

The region covers 4,438 km² and has a population of about 330,000. In the region there are two ethnic minorities: the Molisan Croatians (2,500 people who speak an old dialect of the Croatian-Dalmatian language) and the Molisan Albanians (who speak an old dialect of the Albanian language which is now very different from the Albanian spoken on the other side of the Adriatic Sea). Molisan Albanians are generally of the Orthodox religion.

The regional capital is Campobasso. The region is divided into two provinces: Campobasso and Isernia.

Other important towns: Termoli, Larino

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