It has an area of 6,830km2 (2,640sqmi), and a total population of 2,306,676 (30 June 2011). There are 315 comuni in the province– the most of any province in Italy. The second highest comunis are in the Province of Cuneo which has 250. Torino, the regional capital of the province was the first Italian national capital in 1861. The most important export items from Turin are cars, machinery, metal and metal products. The province has commercial relations with Germany, France, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Romania and Czech Republic. A large quantity of import and export is carried with these nations. Service is the most important economic sector accounting to 66% of the Gross Domestic Product. The other two important sectors are Industry (32%) and agriculture(2%). To promote entrepreneurship the provincial body has started- Start your own business (Italian:Mettersi in Proprio), a advice service to help aspiring entrepreneurs who have new business ideas.
The Turin branch of the Swedish furniture store saw thousands of guests walk through its doors when it first opened, on May 18, as reported by La Repubblica... And after crowds gathered in Ikea, union members are threatening to strike if the furniture store does not put measures in place to make the store safer.
Turin is to furniture historians what Florence is to art historians, and it owes its position partly to Palagi and his cabinetmaker, Gabrielle Capello, and the work they did for Carlo Alberto from 1832 onwards ... He has lectured and published various articles on furniture and historic houses, especially Lancaster House in London.