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Capital of the Padova Province, the City of Padova lies in the north-east of Italy next to the Bacchiglione River. Its population of 211,985 inhabitants is spread over an area of 92 km² (2,304 inhabitants/km²). Padova has long been famous for its University, founded in 1222, housing many historic, cultural and artistic monuments attracting tourists from all over the world. It is an important agricultural, commercial and industrial centre, and a central economic and transportation hub of the Veneto Region. There are many industries, mainly machinery, tools, textiles, tanneries and food processing. The town is active in combating climate change and promoting energy efficiency; Padova is twinned with Freiburg (Germany), with whom they work together on energy topics.