The Province of Varese (Provincia di Varesein italian,pruincia da Varesin dialect Varese, Saronnese and bustocco) is a province in the Lombardyregion of Italy. Its capital is the city of Varese, but its largest city is Busto Arsizio.
Samarate, a comune in the province, is the headquarters of the AgustaWestland division of Finmeccanica, the world's largest producer of helicopters.
It has an area of 1,199 km2 (463 sq mi), and a total population of 888,811. There are 141 comunes in the province. As of December 31, 2011, the main comunes by population are: