Starting Population 58 % of Worldwide 0.2%
Population Starting Income 944 % of Worldwide 0.1%
Income Starting GDP 16,180 % of Worldwide GDP 0.3% Starting Surplus 85 % of Worldwide 0.3%
Surplus 4 fiefs in province Overlord: Paleologo (251)
Comments: Asti lies in northwestern Italy, between Lombardia and Piedmont. In ancient times the area was part of Gallia Cisalpina. Overrun by numerous waves of barbarians over the centuries, it eventually emerged as part of the Germanic Kingdom of Italy, attaining autonomy from the Empire as a result of the Guelf-Ghibelline conflict in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is subject to the religious authority of the Archbishop of Milan. The province has a great deal of commerce and produces excellent wines.