Pont-Canavese

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pont-Canavese
Comune
Comune di Pont-Canavese
Pont Canavese Veduta.JPG
Coat of arms of Pont-Canavese
Coat of arms
Pont-Canavese is located in Italy
Pont-Canavese
Pont-Canavese
Location of Pont-Canavese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 7°36′E / 45.417°N 7.600°E / 45.417; 7.600
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Coppo
Area
 • Total 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation 461 m (1,512 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,756
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Pontesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10085
Dialing code 0124
Website Official website

Pont-Canavese, also Pont Canvese, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Turin. It occupies a small fluvial plain between the rivers Orco and Soana: its names (Pont, derived from the Latin ad duos pontes, being the Franco-Provençal word for "bridge") derives from the series of bridges that were historically built here to cross those rivers.

Pont-Canavese borders the following municipalities: Ronco Canavese, Ingria, Frassinetto, Sparone, Chiesanuova, Cuorgnè and Alpette. Sights include the archaeological site of Santa Maria in Doblazio, the church of San Costanzo (1328) and a series of towers of medieval origins, once belonging to the local most powerful families.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]