Chivasso

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Chivasso
Comune
Città di Chivasso
Chivasso Cathedral
Chivasso Cathedral
Chivasso is located in Italy
Chivasso
Chivasso
Location of Chivasso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°53′E / 45.183°N 7.883°E / 45.183; 7.883Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°53′E / 45.183°N 7.883°E / 45.183; 7.883
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Turin (TO)
Frazioni Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, Pratoregio
Government
 • Mayor Lino Ciuffreda (PD)
Area
 • Total 51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 25,629
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Chivassesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10034
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Beato Angelo Carletti di Chivasso
Website Official website

Chivasso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Turin. Chivasso has a population of about 25,000. It is situated on the left bank of the Po river, near the influx of the Orco river.[1]

The municipality of Chivasso contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, and Pratoregio.

Chivasso borders the following municipalities: Mazzè, Caluso, San Benigno Canavese, Montanaro, Rondissone, Verolengo, Volpiano, Brandizzo, San Sebastiano da Po, Castagneto Po, San Raffaele Cimena.

The name probably has a Roman origin (Clavasium, which is used nowadays by local companies).

Cathedral[edit]

The cathedral is of the 15th century with a fine façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.[1]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Transport[edit]

Chivasso railway station, opened in 1856, forms part of the Turin–Milan railway, and is also a junction for three other lines, to Aosta, Asti and Casale Monferrato, respectively.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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