The Province of Monza and Brianza, (Italian: Provincia di Monza e della Brianza), is an administrative province of Lombardyregion, 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.