Torre Pellice

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Torre Pellice
Comune
Comune di Torre Pellice
Coat of arms of Torre Pellice
Coat of arms
Torre Pellice is located in Italy
Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice
Location of Torre Pellice in Italy
Coordinates: 44°49′N 7°14′E / 44.817°N 7.233°E / 44.817; 7.233
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Bertalot
Area
 • Total 21.2 km2 (8.2 sq mi)
Elevation 516 m (1,693 ft)
Population (30 June 2009[1])
 • Total 4,648
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym Torresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10066
Dialing code 0121

Torre Pellice is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Turin. It is crossed by the Pellice river.

Torre Pellice is the centre of the Waldensian church. The Waldensians arrived in the valley in the early 13th century. In a grotto nearby Torre Pellice they held the Sinod of Chanforan, by which they adhered to the Protestant Reformation (1590).

It borders the following municipalities: Angrogna, Villar Pellice, Luserna San Giovanni, and Rorà.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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