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Encyclopedia > Po River
Po
The Po river
Origin Cottian Alps, Italy
Mouth Adriatic Sea
Basin countries Italy, Switzerland, France
Length 652 km
Source elevation 2022
Mouth elevation 0
Avg. discharge 1540 m³/s
Basin area 71,000 km²

The Po (Latin: Padus, Italian: Po) is a river that flows 652 kilometers (405 miles) eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. It has a drainage area of 71,000 km2 and is the longest river in Italy. Image File history File links Location Po river in Italy based on image:map of Italy. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The chief peaks of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are: The chief passes of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Monte Viso (also called Monviso) is a mountain in the Cottian Alps in Italy close to the French border. ... The chief peaks of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are: The chief passes of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ...


It goes through many important Italian towns, including Turin (Torino) and (indirectly) Milan (Milano), in Lombardy. It is connected to Milan through a net of channels called navigli, which Leonardo da Vinci helped design. Near the end of its course, it creates a wide delta (with hundreds of small channels and five main ones, called Po di Maestra, Po della Pila, Po delle Tolle, Po di Gnocca and Po di Goro) at the southern part of which is Comacchio, an area famous for eels. The Po valley corresponds to historical Cisalpine Gaul, divided in Cispadane Gaul (South of the Po) and Transpadane Gaul (North of the Po). “Torino” redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardìa) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In physical geography, a channel is the physical confine of a river or slough, consisting of a bed and banks. ... The navigli are a series of connected canals in the norh of Italy. ... The Mona Lisa Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ... Comacchio is a town of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48 km by road from the town of Ferrara, on the level of the sea, in the centre of the lagoon of Valli di Comacchio, just N. of the present mouth of the Reno. ... For other uses, see Eel (disambiguation). ... Cisalpine Gaul (Latin: Gallia Cisalpina, meaning Gaul this side of the Alps) was a province of the Roman Republic, in Emilia and Lombardy of modern-day northern Italy. ...


The vast valley around the Po is called Pianura Padana and is so efficiently connected by the river that the whole valley became the main industrial area of the country. This river is subject to the authority of a special authority, the Magistrato delle Acque.


Roman poets sometimes referred to the Po river as Eridanus, which also has other meanings. The name Eridanus can refer to: Eridanos (or Eridanus), a river in Greek mythology, associated by Herodotus with the Po. ...


The main products of the farms around the river are cereals.


In 2005, water from the Po was found to contain "staggering" amounts of benzoylecgonine, which is excreted by cocaine users in urine. Based on these figures, cocaine consumption was estimated to be about 4 kg daily, or 27 doses per day per thousand young adults in areas that feed into the river--a number nearly three times higher than previous estimates.[1] Benzoylecgonine is the major metabolite of cocaine. ... Excretion is the process of eliminating waste products of metabolism and other materials that are of no use. ... Cocaine is one hell of a drug and manny is back ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

The Po river view from Torino.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1199 KB) Summary Author: Miguel Tremblay Source: Picture taken by me at Turin Date: March 31 2006 Place: View of the Po from Torino, near the Ponte Balbis. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1199 KB) Summary Author: Miguel Tremblay Source: Picture taken by me at Turin Date: March 31 2006 Place: View of the Po from Torino, near the Ponte Balbis. ...

Dry up

On May 4th, 2007 The river has dried up in spots completely. Italy declared a state of emergency in the northern and central regions. The dry up is due to the Alps having reduced snowfall this winter. Italy had the warmest winter in 200 Years. This is possibly related to Global Warming. There is some discussion about filling river up by diverting water flowes from large lakes and reserviros in the Alps.


Tributaries

Tributaries include (R from the right side, L from the left, looking downstream): Look up tributary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term downstream has several possible meanings: In geography, downstream means literally away from the source of a stream or river, along the normal direction of water flow. ...

Dora Riparia is an Italian river, a left-hand tributary of the Po. ... Stura di Lanzo is a 65 km long river in north-western Italy (Piedmont). ... Orco is an Italian river. ... Dora Baltea is an Italian river. ... Sesia is a river in north-western Italy, tributary to the Po River. ... The Tanaro (pronounced ‘Tànaro’), known as Tanarus in ancient times, is a 276 km-long river in north-western Italy. ... The Scrivia (88 km long) is a tributary of the Po River. ... The Agogna (in Piedmontese Agògna) is a small, but 140 km long, river which runs through the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. ... The Ticino River is a tributary of the Po. ... The Lambro (Western Lombard: Lamber or Lambar) is a river of Lombardy, northern Italy, a left tributary of the Po. ... Image:Trebbia. ... Nure is a small river in northern Italy that has its source on the northern slopes of Mt. ... Adda (anc. ... The Arda is a torrent of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, nearly all of its course being within the province of Piacenza. ... The Taro is a 126 km-long river in northern Italy, tributary to the Po River. ... The Oglio is a left-side tributary of the Po river in Lombardy, Italy. ... Mincio (IPA: ) is a river in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. ... The Secchia is an Italian river. ... Bridge of Olina Panaro is an Italian river. ...

References

Saltini Antonio, Dove l'uomo separò la terra dalle acque. Storia delle bonifiche in Emilia Romagna, Diabasis, Reggio Emilia 2004


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Po River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (360 words)
The Po (Latin: Padus) is a river that flows 652 kilometers (405 miles) eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice.
The Po valley corresponds to historical Cisalpine Gaul, divided in Cispadane Gaul (South of the Po) and Transpadane Gaul (North of the Po).
In 2005, water from the Po was found to contain "staggering" amounts of benzoylecgonine, which is excreted by cocaine users in urine.
Po River (188 words)
The Po River flows about 652 kilometers from west to east across northern Italy, from Mount Monviso[?] (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice.
It is the longest Italian river and goes through many important Italian towns, including Turin and Milan.
Near the end of its course, it creates a wide delta (with hundreds of small channels and 5 main ones called Po di Maestra, Po della Pila, Po delle Tolle, Po di Gnocca and Po di Goro), at the southern part of which is Comacchio[?], an area famous for eels.
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