Imperial province

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.

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

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