Imperial province


An imperial province was a Roman province during the Principate where the Roman Emperor had the sole right to appoint the governor (legatus Augusti pro praetore). These provinces were often the strategically located border provinces.

Roman Empire in 117 AD. Imperial provinces are shown in green. Pink indicates senatorial provinces, as well as Italy itself, which was governed directly by the senate.

The provinces were grouped into imperial and senatorial provinces shortly after the accession of Augustus.

The following provinces were imperial provinces: