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Moving the page[edit]

I moved the entire piedmont page here because it was mostly piedmont(italy) so I thot the history ought to stay with this page. jaknouse 02:11, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Occitan[edit]

Occitan is not an official language. Occitania is not and it has never been a nation, since it has never existed on the maps so it wouldn't be correct to make a citation about it as "official language" spoken in Piedmont. Occitania is more like a cultural region consisting of some valley of italy and france. --Frukko (talk) 19:09, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Flag[edit]

If you want the Piedmont flag you can take it from http://luigimaselli.altervista.org/immagini/italy_piemonte.svg

Moncalieri and Rivoli are NOT provincial capitals.

Where does it say that? 124.183.100.41 07:48, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Battle of Meribel[edit]

I'm new here, and a little confused. Why is the Battle of Meribel (1792) referenced on this page? Although both Piedmont(now in Italy) and Savoy (now part of the Rhone-Alpes region of France) were both at the time part of the kingdom of Savoy, that is not relevant: the Battle of Meribel took place in what is now France, not in what is now Piedmont. The Battle of Marengo (1800) is probably the most significant battle to take place in Piedmont, but is not mentioned. Is there any reason for this? Piedmont 18:24, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Move[edit]

I'd like to see Piedmont (disambiguation) moved here and this page moved to Piedmont (Italy). Any problems with that? Dave 02:15, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

I second this motion. It seems to me that a large number of English-speaking users are not thinking of Italy when they are looking for information on "Piedmont." I could be biased, living in the eastern U.S., but there are more people living near the American Piedmont than the entire nation of Italy put together. -Onyourside 23:19, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Normally I'd loudly disagree with such blatant americo-centrism; but I'd much rather the Italian region be referred to by it's actual name - Piemonte, so I'm fairly ambivalent about the matter. Also I never cease to be amused by the American idea that Europe is an obscure and quaint little place only inhabited by a few hundred people - there are nearly 60 million people in Italy not counting all the clandestini (illegals) from Africa and Albania. Seek100 04:13, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Count C. Cavour[edit]

someone add stuff about cavour, he ruled out of piedmont and began unification of italy!

So did Vittorio Emmanuele II —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.183.100.41 (talk) 07:54, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
sorry  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.213.147.41 (talk) 13:03, 31 October 2008 (UTC) :D

More Geography[edit]

In the eastern United States, piedmont is often referred to (in the most general sense) as the area between the Apalachian mountains and the coast. For example, in North Carolina the three cities Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are known as the "Piedmont triad." While foothills may be a more technically correct term, this is what many east-coast Americans think of.

Here are a few links to help anyone along with this stub:

Colleges:

Geology of the piedmont in Virginia:

Geology of the piedmont in Georgia:

Catholic History in the Piedmont (of Italy) from the Catholic Encyclopedia:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12076b.htm

Wikipedia disambiguation of piedmont:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_%28disambiguation%29

picture!

And so what? --Fertuno 12:40, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

The is no relationship whatsoever between Piedmont in Italy and Piedmont in the USA (except for the name). These comments are absolutely useless. They should go under Piedmont in the USA.

ICE77 -- 81.104.129.226 07:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

No offence but that wasted space

Descriptions of grape/wine types[edit]

In the section on Economy, it says:

It produces wines of renowned depth such as the famed Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco and Moscato, as well as lesser known varieties such as Dolcetto, Freisa, Nebbiolo, Grignolino and Brachetto.

This description confuses regions (Barolo, Barbaresco) with grape names (Moscato, Barbera). I think the two types of wine-related items should be separated out. Thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Siruguri (talkcontribs) 18:03, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Of course you are right. Do go ahead and revise it! —Ian Spackman 18:58, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

And I put that for my Ital homework... change it before that happens to anyone else

Excessive External Links[edit]

I think that many of the external links contribute very little additional information, and are repetitive. Unless anyone argues strongly to the contrary, I propose to remove the links to non-English language sites. Piedmont (talk) 10:38, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions[edit]

1. "From the highest peaks the land slopes down to hilly areas, (not always, though; sometimes there is a brusque transition from the mountains to the plains) and then to the upper, and then the lower the great Padan Plain."

The structure of this sentence is messy and it needs some work.

2. "The Piedmont valley is home to ..."

What is the "Piedmont valley"?

3. "This drop is the result of the natural negative balance"

Balance of what? This sentence is vague and incomplete.

4. "The Turin metro area grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s due to an increase of immigrants from Southern Italy"

The South played a big role but many people also came from the east and northeast of Italy, in particular from Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. This should be pointed out.

ICE77 (talk) 06:36, 4 November 2011 (UTC)