Pavia is a town with 72,576 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) located in the southwestern Lombardy in northern Italy on the Ticino River, about 35 kilometers south of Milan. Pavia is the capital of the province, famous for its agricultural products such as wine, rice, cereals and dairy products. Several industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Pavia. The city is home to one of Europe's oldest universities, the University of Pavia. Since the first century, the town is the seat of a bishopric.