Sesia

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Sesia
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The river in the upper Valsesia
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Location of the Sesia in Italy
Origin Alagna Valsesia
Mouth Po River
Basin countries Italy
Length 139.6 km (86.7 mi)[1]
Source elevation 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
Avg. discharge (mouth) 70.4 m3/s (2,490 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin area 3,037.6 km2 (1,172.8 sq mi)[1]
Left tributaries Sermenza, Mastallone, Pascone, Strona di Valduggia.
Right tributaries Otro, Vogna, Artogna, Sorba, rio di Valmala, Sessera, Cervo, Naviglio di Ivrea (artificial canal), Bona, Marcova

The Sesia (Latin Sesites or Sessites) is a river in north-western Italy, tributary to the Po.

Geography[edit]

Its sources are the glaciers of Monte Rosa at the border with Switzerland. It flows through the Alpine valley Valsesia and the towns Varallo Sesia, Quarona, Borgosesia and Vercelli. The Sesia flows into the Po River near Casale Monferrato.

Sport and leisure[edit]

It is a popular river for kayaking and hosted the European championship in 2001 and the world championship in 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AA.VV. "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici. Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ AA.VV. "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici. Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-10-28-05. 
  3. ^ Visita le Terre del Sesia, web page on http://www.terredelsesia.it (accessed in October 2012)

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Coordinates: 45°07′59.28″N 8°34′23.51″E / 45.1331333°N 8.5731972°E / 45.1331333; 8.5731972