Padua is the capital of the Padua province in the north-eastern region of Veneto in Italy, having 214,000 inhabitants. The city is one of the main cities in the region, together with Venice and Verona. Compared with other Italian municipalities, it ranks 14th in terms of economic and social relevant. 

With 88 615 enterprises located in the city and 19 332 in the nearby province, Padua enjoys a vivid entrepreneurial ecosystem, generating a turnover of €38.7 billion. The metropolitan area has one of the highest concentrations of information and communications technology (ICT) companies in Italy, and an employment rate significantly higher than the national average.

The region is outperforming the national average thanks to the acceleration of its digital transformation. To reach the European benchmark, Padua has drawn up a set of strategic plans aligned with the EU Digital Agenda. 

Padua was a participant city in the DCC.
 

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Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
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Idrija
Idrija
Slovenia
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Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
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Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
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Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary
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Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Italy
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Tripoli
Tripoli
Greece
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Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
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Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
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Patras
Patras
Greece
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Gijón
Gijón
Spain
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Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia