Cavour, Piedmont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cavour
Comune
Comune di Cavour
Cavour seen from its Rocca
Cavour seen from its Rocca
Coat of arms of Cavour
Coat of arms
Cavour is located in Italy
Cavour
Cavour
Location of Cavour in Italy
Coordinates: 44°47′N 7°23′E / 44.783°N 7.383°E / 44.783; 7.383
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Piergiorgio Bertone
Area
 • Total 49.1 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (30 September 2010)
 • Total 5,642
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Cavouresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10061
Dialing code 0121
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day First Sunday in August
Website Official website

Cavour is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Turin.

Cavour borders the following municipalities: Macello, Vigone, Bricherasio, Garzigliana, Villafranca Piemonte, Campiglione-Fenile, Bibiana, Bagnolo Piemonte, Barge.

History[edit]

Rocca di Cavour standing out from the plain of the Po valley
Rocca di Cavour from Rucas

Its ancient Roman name was Caburrum or Forum Vibii. Cavour lies on the north side of a huge isolated mass of granite (the Rocca di Cavour) which rises from the plain. On the summit was the Roman village, which belonged to the province of the Alpes Cottiae. There are some ruins of medieval fortifications. The town gave its name to the Benso family of Chieri, who were raised to the marquisate in 1771, and of which the statesman Cavour was a member.[1]

People related to Cavour[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavour". Encyclopædia Britannica 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.