Monza listen (help·info) (Lombard: Mùnscia; Latin: Modoetia) is a city and comune on the river Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15 km north-northeast of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Monza and Brianza. Monza is best known for its Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
On June 11, 2004 Monza was designated the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza. The new administrative arrangement came fully into effect in summer 2009; previously, Monza was a comune within the province of Milan. Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy and is the most important economic, industrial and administrative centre of the Brianza area, supporting a textile industry and a publishing trade. Monza also hosts a Department of the University of Milan Bicocca, a Court of Justice and several offices of regional administration. Monza Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe.
The Province of Monza and Brianza, (Italian: Provincia di Monza e della Brianza), is an administrative province of Lombardy region, Italy. It was officially created by splitting the north-eastern part from the province of Milan on May 12, 2004, and became executive after the provincial elections of 6 and 7 June 2009. It has an area of 405 km², that is one of the smallest provincial territories of Italy and a population of about 0.9 million, with a population density of more than 2,000 inhab./km2, given by its heavily urbanized territory that is part of the urban area of Milan. The capital and most important commune is Monza (pop. 121,441 as of 30/11/09), only 15 km from Milano. Other important centres are (2001 population figures): Seregno (39,206), Desio (35,069), Limbiate (31,551), Lissone (34,450), Vimercate (25,536), Cesano Maderno (33,094) and Brugherio (31,470). It borders the provinces of Lecco and Como to the north, the province of Varese to the west, the province of Bergamo to the east and the province of Milan to the south-east.