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Borbera localizzazione.jpg
Location within the southeast Piedmont
Origin Monte Chiappo, Ligurian Alps
Mouth The Scrivia at Vignole Borbera (Province of Alessandria) in the frazione Precipiano
Basin countries Italy
Length 38 km (24 mi)
Source elevation about 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Mouth elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Avg. discharge 6.5 m3/s (230 cu ft/s)
Basin area 212 km2 (82 sq mi)

The Borbera (Borbaja in Piedmontese) is a major torrente (a stream whose flow is marked by a high degree of seasonal variation) of the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont.


It begins at an elevation of 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) on Monte Chiappo and runs a course of 38 kilometres (24 mi) before flowing into the Scrivia as its major right tributary at Vignole Borbera.

The river passes through the territories of the following communes: Cabella Ligure, Albera Ligure, Rocchetta Ligure, Cantalupo Ligure, Borghetto di Borbera, Vignole Borbera, Stazzano, Arquata Scrivia, Serravalle Scrivia.

Coordinates: 44°42′31″N 8°52′17″E / 44.7085°N 8.8714°E / 44.7085; 8.8714