Bormida (river)

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Bormida
Bormida location map.jpg
Bormida location within NW Italy
Origin Rocca Barbena, Liguria
Mouth Tanaro
Basin countries Italy
Length 154 km (96 mi)
Source elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Avg. discharge 40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)
Basin area > 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)

The Bormida (Bormia in Piedmontese language)[1] is a river of north-west Italy which rises in Liguria, as the Bormida di Millesimo and flows through Piedmont. After converging with the Bormida di Spigno near Bistagno, it joins the Tanaro, of which it is the major tributary, north-east of Alessandria.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, Beyond Etymology: Historical Reconstruction and Diachronic Toponomastics through the Lens of a New Convergence Theory, in «Acta Linguistica. Journal for Theoretical Linguistics», vol. 8, n. 3 (2014), pp. 79–98, link paper.
  • Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, La radice *borm- (> *bormo) in un idronimo ligure-piemontese, in «Iter. Ricerche, fonti e immagini per un territorio», 17 V 1 (2009), pp. 15–24, link paper.

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  1. ^ About the origins of the hydronym Bormida cf. Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, Beyond Etymology: Historical Reconstruction and Diachronic Toponomastics through the Lens of a New Convergence Theory, in «Acta Linguistica. Journal for Theoretical Linguistics», vol. 8, n. 3 (2014), pp. 79-98, link paper; Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, La radice *borm- (> *bormo) in un idronimo ligure-piemontese, in «Iter. Ricerche, fonti e immagini per un territorio», 17 V 1 (2009), pp. 15-24, link paper.

Coordinates: 44°56′N 8°40′E / 44.933°N 8.667°E / 44.933; 8.667