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Piedmont Region

Provinces of Piedmont Region
AlessandriaAstiBiella
CuneoNovaraTurin
Verbano-Cusio-OssolaVercelli 
General Information
CapitalTurin
ZoneNorthern West Italy
Number of Municipalities1,202
Number of Provinces8
Piedmont Photo
From Asti Red Tower to Ivrea Castle, from Antonelliana Mole to St. Peter's Cathedral in Alessandria
Population
Total4,404,246
Males2,131,892
Females2,272,354
Useful Information
Population Namepiemontesi
Useful Link
Map of Piedmont
Official Site
Towns Twinning
Coat of Arms
Codes
Istat Code01
AbbreviationPIE
ISO 3166-2IT-21
NUTSITC1
Surface
Kmq25,402
Mountain43.3%
Hill30.3%
Plain26.4%
Etymology (name origin)
The name derives from the Latin Pedemontium, meaning at the mountains' feet.
Geography
Piedmont borders Aosta Valley to the north-west, Switzerland to the north, France to the west, Liguria to the south, Emilia Romagna to the southeast and Lombardy to the east. There are Occitan speaking minorities. About half of the Piedmont territory is mountainous. In the north Piedmont is covered by Alps. Along the borders with Liguria and Emilia-Romagna are the Apennines. Monte Rosa massif is the highest peak, measuring 4,634m. In the region is located the core of the Po basin. River Po itself starts from Monviso, in the Cottian Alps, and passes through the Piedmontese side of the Padan Plain. The region is drained by several watercourses and lakes. The main rivers are Tanaro, Ticino, Dora Baltea and Agogna. The most relevant lakes are Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Viverone and Lake Mergozzo. 7.7 % of the Piedmont territory is a protected area.
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