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Regione Piemonte
Capital Torino may refer to: Torino, a major industrial city in northwestern Italy. Torino Impact Hazard Scale, the scale for assessing the likelihood and damage of an asteroid-impact used by NASAs Near Earth Object Program. Ford Torino, a mid-size Ford car derivated from the Ford Fairlane produced from... Torino
President Mercedes Bresso
In Italy, the Province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (regione). A provincia is composed by many comuni (pl), and usually several province (pl) form a region, (with the exception of the region of Aosta Valley, which has only one... Provinces Alessandria
Asti
Biella
Cuneo is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is located in the southwest of the region, bordering on France. Its capital is the city of Cuneo. It has an area of 6,903 sq km, and a total population of 556,330 (2001). There are 250 communes... Cuneo
Novara
Turin
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (It. Provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola) is the northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont. Its capital is the city of Verbania. It has an area of 2,255 sq km, and a total population of 159,040 (2001). There are 77 communes in the province... Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Vercelli
Municipalities 1,206
This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. The article area (geometry) is more mathematical. Area is a quantity expressing the size of a region of space. Surface area refers to the summation of the areas of the exposed sides of an object. Units Units for measuring... Area 25,400 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km²
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For the use of the word population in statistics, see statistical population. In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. Population is studied in a wide variety of ways... Population (2001)
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Map higlighting the location of Piedmont in Italy

Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy (disambiguation). The Italian Republic or Italy ( Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent countries... Italy. It has an area of 25,400 km2 and a population of est. 4.3 million. Its capital is Turin Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. External link: Citt... Turin.


Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria in the east, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany, through to France in the west. The word Alps means mountains. The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc at 4810... Alps mountain range, including the Monviso, where the Po redirects here, for alternate uses see Po (disambiguation). Po River (Padus River in ancient times) flows 652 kilometers from west to east across northern Italy, from Mount Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. It has a drainage area of 71,000 square kilometers. It... Po River rises. It borders with The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France, The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, and is home to many international organisations. Confoederatio Helvetica (CH), the Latin version... Switzerland, and the Italian regions of Regione Lombardia Capital Milan President Roberto Formigoni (CdL) Provinces Bergamo Brescia Como Cremona Lecco Lodi Mantua Milano Monza-Brianza Pavia Sondrio Varese Municipalities 1547 Area 23,863 km²  - Ranked 4th (7.9 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 9,032,554 1st (15.8 %) 379/km² Map... Lombardy, Regione Liguria de:Bild:Wappen Liguriens groß.png Capital Genoa President Francesco Bruzzone (House of Freedoms) Provinces Genoa Imperia La Spezia Savona Municipalities 235 Area 5,420 km²  - Ranked 18th (1.8 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 1,571,783 12th (2.8 %) 290/km² Map... Liguria and Valle d'Aosta.


Lowland Piedmont is a fertile agricultural region, producing wheat, rice, maize and grapes. The region also contains major industrial centres, notably Turin, home to the This article is about Fiat the automobile manufacturer. Fiat is also an English word meaning the exercise of authority; see Fiat money and military fiat. The Latin word fiat means let it be. Fiat S.p.A. is an automobile manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin, northern Italy... FIAT automobile works.


In Years: 1043 1044 1045 - 1046 - 1047 1048 1049 Decades: 1010s 1020s 1030s - 1040s - 1050s 1060s 1070s Centuries: 10th century - 11th century - 12th century Events Births Matilda of Tuscany Deaths Categories: 1046 ... 1046, the counts of the The House of Savoy was a dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain in Savoy (a small region between Piedmont, Italy, and France). They became Kings of Sardinia and later of Italy. Their Kingdom ended with the referendum by which Italians chose the republic as the form of state... House of Savoy added Piedmont to their main territory of This article is about the historical region of Savoy. For other uses, see Savoy (disambiguation) Savoy (Italian Savoia, French Savoie) is a region of western Europe that emerged, along with the free communes of Switzerland, from the collapse of the Frankish Kingdom of Burgundy. Installed by Rudolph III, King of... Savoy, with a capital at Chambéry (now in The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France). The House of Savoy was elevated to a duchy in Years: 1413 1414 1415 - 1416 - 1417 1418 1419 Decades: 1380s 1390s 1400s - 1410s - 1420s 1430s 1440s Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century Events May 30 - The Catholic Church burns Jerome of Prague as a heretic. Births Deaths Categories: 1416 ... 1416, and Duke Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (July 8, 1528, Chambéry - August 30, 1580, Turin) was Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. Emmanuel Philiberts mother was sister-in-law to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the future duke served in Charless army during the war against Francis... Emanuele Filiberto moved the seat to Turin in 1563. (The dukes were also kings of Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1839: Mainland Piedmont, with Savoia upper left (pink) and Nizza (Nice) lower left (brown) both now French, and Sardinia in the inset The Kingdom of Sardinia is a former kingdom in Italy. Early history The traditional giudicati of Sardinia, which were independent tribal territories each presided... Sardinia starting in Years: 1717 1718 1719 - 1720 - 1721 1722 1723 Decades: 1690s 1700s 1710s - 1720s - 1730s 1740s 1750s Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century 1720 in literature 1720 in music 1720 in science List of state leaders in 1720 List of religious leaders in 1720 Contents // 1 Events 2 Ongoing events... 1720.) Piedmont was the springboard for Italian unification, also known as Risorgimento (resurrection), was a historical process by which the Kingdom of Sardinia (ruled by the Savoy dynasty with Turin as its capital) gradually conquered the Italian peninsula, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy... Italy's unification in 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. Years: 1856 1857 1858 - 1859 - 1860 1861 1862 Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1859 in art 1859 in literature 1859 in music 1859 in rail transport 1859 in science 1859 in sports... 1859- 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. Years: 1858 1859 1860 - 1861 - 1862 1863 1864 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1861 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial... 1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against The Republic of Austria ( German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The state is a representative democracy... Austria in Years: 1817 1818 1819 - 1820 - 1821 1822 1823 Decades: 1790s 1800s 1810s - 1820s - 1830s 1840s 1850s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1820 in art 1820 in literature 1820 in science 1820 in music 1820 in sports List of state leaders in 1820 List of religious leaders in 1820... 1820- Years: 1818 1819 1820 - 1821 - 1822 1823 1824 Decades: 1790s 1800s 1810s - 1820s - 1830s 1840s 1850s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1821 in art 1821 in literature 1821 in rail transport 1821 in science 1821 in music 1821 in sports List of state leaders in 1821 List of... 1821 and 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). Years: 1845 1846 1847 - 1848 - 1849 1850 1851 Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s - 1840s - 1850s 1860s 1870s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1848 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport... 1848- Years: 1846 1847 1848 - 1849 - 1850 1851 1852 Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s - 1840s - 1850s 1860s 1870s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1849 in art 1849 in literature 1849 in rail transport 1849 in science 1849 in music 1849 in sports List of state leaders in 1849 List of... 1849.


A "piedmont" (piemonte in Italian) is a foothill, and "piedmont" has become a generic designation for foothill regions in Physical map of the Earth (Medium) (Large 2 MB) Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth. The word derives from the Greek words γη or γεια (Earth) and γραφει... geography.


Piedmont is one of the great winegrowing regions in Italy. More than half of its 700 km² (170,000 acres) of vineyards are registered with The abbreviation DOC can refer to the DOC file format, Denominazione di Origine Controllata, an Italian appellation. Department of Conservation, a government department which administers public conservation land in New Zealand Daves own version of Citadel, an early branch of the Citadel/UX BBS software. Doctor Documentation This is... DOC designations. It produces wines of renowned depth such as the famed Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Italy. Usually produces an intense red wine with deep color, low tannins and high acid and is used in California to provide backbone for so_called jug wines. Century-old vines still exist in many regional vineyards and allow production of long_aging... Barbera, Barolo is one of the most noble wines of Italy, one of many to claim the title Wine of kings, and king of wines, it is produced in Astis province Monferrato. Made from Nebbiolo grapes, Barolo stereotypically smells of tar and roses, and can take on an unusual orange... Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as the more approachable Dolcetto is a well-known wine grape variety widely grown in Piedmont region of Italy. Dolcetto is usually made into fast maturing, fruity and robust dark red wine with faintly bitter flavor. May be identical with the Douce Noir grape of the Savoie region of France and the variety known... Dolcetto.


The main cities of the Piedmont region are the provincial capitals ( Alessandria is a town and province in Piedmont, Italy. Its commune has an area of about 143.2 sq. km and a 2001 population of 82,201 inhabitants. The province lies in the southeastern Piedmont, half on the northern slope of the Apennines and half on the Po plain; its... Alessandria, This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. Asti is a town and comune in the Italy, 44°54N 8°12E, in the plain of the Tánaro river at 123 m (404 ft) above sea-level... Asti, Biella (Latin: Bugella) is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piemonte, the capital of the province of the same name, 45°34N 8°04E, 420 m (1378 ft) above sea-level, with 45,500 inhabitants as of the 2001 census. It lies in... Biella, Cuneo (pop. ca. 50,000) is the capital of the Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy. It is located at the foot of the Maritime Alps, on the Stura di Demonte river where it emerges from the Valle Stura. External link Cuneo homepage (in Italian) Categories: Stub | Towns in Piemonte ... Cuneo, Novara is a city of northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. Novara is a city with about 112.000 inhabitants, it is very calm and grey. In Novara and in the near Vercelli there is a great market of rice, that is the main colture of the zone. In... Novara, Commune Vercelli Province Vercelli Region Piemonte State Italy Coordinates 45°19 N φ 8°25 E λ Population 44,950 (2001 Census) Altitude  ? Area 79 km² Subdivisions  ? Postal code 13100 Area code 0161 ISTAT code 002158 Tax ID prefix ? Adjascent communes Caresanablot, Borgo Vercelli, Prarolo, Asigliano Vercellese, Lignana... Vercelli, Verbania and Torino may refer to: Torino, a major industrial city in northwestern Italy. Torino Impact Hazard Scale, the scale for assessing the likelihood and damage of an asteroid-impact used by NASAs Near Earth Object Program. Ford Torino, a mid-size Ford car derivated from the Ford Fairlane produced from... Torino), and Moncalieri is a town of approximately 56,000 inhabitants (2001) about nine kilometers south of Turin, Italy. It is notable for its castle, built in the 12th century and enlarged in 15th century, which later became the favorite residence of Maria Clotilde and Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. ... Moncalieri and Rivoli is a town near Turin, Italy. It has approximately 50,000 inhabitants. It is famous for its Castle (Museum of Contemporary Art). See also: Battle of Rivoli Categories: Stub ... Rivoli.


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Regions of Italy Provisions for at least some degree of regional autonomy were made in the 1948 constitution, which states the constitutions role is; recoginize, protect and promote local autonomy, that State level services have the greatest decentralization, and adapt the principles and laws establishing autonomy and decentralization. However, five... Regions of Italy
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Regione Abruzzo Zone Central Italy Capital LAquila President Giovanni Pace (House of Freedoms) Provinces LAquila Chieti Pescara Teramo Municipalities 305 Area 10,794 km² Population  - Total  - Density 1,300,000 120/km² Italy, formerly a part of the Abruzzi e Molise region (with Molise). It borders... Abruzzo | Regione Basilicata Zone South Italy Capital Potenza President Filippo Bubbico (Olive Tree) Provinces Matera Potenza Municipalities 131 Area 9,992 km² Population  - Total  - Density 600,000 60/km² Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline... Basilicata | Regione Calabria Capital Catanzaro President Giuseppe Chiaravalloti (House of Freedoms) Provinces Catanzaro Cosenza Crotone Reggio Calabria Vibo Valentia Municipalities 409 Area 15,081 km²  - Ranked 10 th (5.0 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 2,011,466 10 th (3.5 %) 133/km² Italy, Calabria occupies... Calabria | For other uses, see Campania (disambiguation). Regione Campania Capital Naples President Antonio Bassolino (Olive Tree) Provinces Avellino Benevento Caserta Naples Salerno Municipalities 551 Area 13,590 km²  - Ranked 12th (4.5 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 5,701,391 2nd (10.0 %) 420/km² Italy, bordering... Campania | Regione Emilia-Romagna Capital Bologna President Vasco Errani (Olive Tree) Provinces Bologna Ferrara Forlì-Cesena Modena Parma Piacenza Ravenna Reggio Emilia Rimini Municipalities 341 Area 22,123 km²  - Ranked 6th (7.3 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 3,983,346 8th (7.0 %) 180/km² Map... Emilia-Romagna | Regione Lazio Capital Rome President Francesco Storace (House of Freedoms) Provinces Frosinone Latina Rieti Rome Viterbo Municipalities 377 Area 17,208 km²  - Ranked 9th (5.7 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 5,112,413 3rd (9.0 %) 297/km² Map higlighting the location of Lazio in... Lazio (Latium) | Regione Liguria de:Bild:Wappen Liguriens groß.png Capital Genoa President Francesco Bruzzone (House of Freedoms) Provinces Genoa Imperia La Spezia Savona Municipalities 235 Area 5,420 km²  - Ranked 18th (1.8 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 1,571,783 12th (2.8 %) 290/km² Map... Liguria | Regione Lombardia Capital Milan President Roberto Formigoni (CdL) Provinces Bergamo Brescia Como Cremona Lecco Lodi Mantua Milano Monza-Brianza Pavia Sondrio Varese Municipalities 1547 Area 23,863 km²  - Ranked 4th (7.9 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 9,032,554 1st (15.8 %) 379/km² Map... Lombardia (Lombardy) | Regione Marche Capital Ancona President Vito DAmbrosio (Olive Tree) Provinces Ancona Ascoli Piceno Macerata Pesaro e Urbino Municipalities 246 Area 9.694 km²  - Ranked 15th (3.2 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 1,470,581 13th (2.6 %) 152/km² Map higlighting the location of... Marche | Regione Molise Capital Campobasso President Michele Iorio (House of Freedoms) Provinces Campobasso Isernia Municipalities 136 Area 4,438 km²  - Ranked 19th (1.5 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 320,601 19th (0.6 %) 72/km² Map higlighting the location of Molise in Italy Molise is a... Molise | Piemonte (Piedmont) | Regione Puglia Zone South Italy Capital Bari President Raffaele Fitto (House of Freedoms) Provinces Bari Brindisi Foggia Lecce Taranto Municipalities 258 Area 19,000 km² Population  - Total  - Density 4,000,000 210/km² Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the... Puglia (Apulia) | Regione Toscana Capital Florence President Claudio Martini (Olive Tree) Provinces Arezzo Firenze Grosseto Livorno Lucca Massa-Carrara Pisa Pistoia Prato Siena Municipalities 287 Area 22,990 km²  - Ranked 5th (7.6 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 3,497,806 9th (6.1 %) 152/km² Map higlighting... Toscana (Tuscany) | Regione Umbria Capital Perugia President Maria Rita Lorenzetti (Olive Tree) Provinces Perugia Terni Municipalities 92 Area 8,456 km²  - Ranked 16th (2.8 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 825,826 17th (1.4 %) 98/km² Map higlighting the location of Umbria in Italy Umbria is a... Umbria | Regione Veneto Capital Venice, Italy President Giancarlo Galan (House of Freedoms) Provinces Belluno Padova Rovigo Treviso Venezia Verona Vicenza Municipalities 581 Area 18,391 km²  - Ranked 8th (6.1 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 4,527,694 5th (7.9 %) 246/km² Map higlighting the location... Veneto |
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Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia Capital Trieste President Riccardo Illy (Olive Tree) Provinces Gorizia Pordenone Trieste Udine Municipalities 219 Area 7,856 km  - Ranked 17th (2.6 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 1,183,764 15th (2.1 %) 151/km Map higlighting the location of Friuli... Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Regione Autonoma della Sardegna Regione Autonoma de sa Sardigna Capital Cagliari President Renato Soru (Olive Tree) Provinces Cagliari Nuoro Oristano Sassari 4 new provinces are scheduled in 2005 Municipalities 377 Area 24,090 km²  - Ranked 3rd (8.0 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 1,631,880... Sardegna (Sardinia) | Regione Sicilia Capital Palermo President Salvatore Cuffaro (currently under trial for Mafia connection) (House of Freedoms) Provinces Agrigento Caltanissetta Catania Enna Messina Palermo Ragusa Syracuse Trapani Municipalities 390 Area 25,703 km²  - Ranked 1st (8.5 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 4,968,991 4th (8... Sicilia (Sicily) | Regione Autonoma Trentino-Alto Adige Autonome Region Trentino-Südtirol Capital Trento President Luis Durnwalder (SVP and Olive Tree) Provinces Bozen-Bolzano Trento Municipalities 339 Area 13,607 km²  - Ranked 11th (4.5 %) Population (2001)  - Total  - Ranked  - Density 940,016 16th (1.6 %) 69/km² Map... Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol) | Regione Autonoma Valle dAosta Région Autonome Vallée dAoste Zone Northwest Italy Capital Aosta President Carlo Perrin (Union Valdôtaine) Provinces Aosta Municipalities 74 Area 3,262 km² Population  - Total  - Density 119,548 37/km² Map higlighting the location of Valle dAosta in Italy... Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley)

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