Pellice

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Pellice
PelliceBibiana.JPG
The river at Bibiana.
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Pellice location within northwestern Italy
Origin Monte Granero
Mouth Po River
Basin countries Italy
Length 53.0 km[1]
Avg. discharge (mouth) 21.32 m3/s[2]
Basin area 974.03 [2]

The Pellice (in Piedmontese Pélis) is a 53 km (33 mi) Italian torrent, which runs through the Province of Turin. It is a tributary of the Po River, into which it flows near Villafranca Piemonte.

Geography[edit]

The stream is formed at the western slope of Monte Granero in the Cottian Alps and initially runs northwards, before turning east and reaching the comune of Bobbio Pellice. After receiving the waters of several torrents, such as the Ghiacciard, it forms the Val Pellice. Other streams flowing into the Pellice in its later course include the Angrogna and the Chiamogna, near the town of Bricherasio.

After the end of its mountain course, the torrent, 12 km (7 mi) after Bricherasio, receives the waters of the Chisone between Cavour and Vigone, doubling its average discharge. It reaches the Po River at Villafranca.

Sources[edit]

  • Torino, Istituto geografico centrale, Map n. 6 - Monviso

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ a b 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. 

Coordinates: 44°50′N 7°38′E / 44.833°N 7.633°E / 44.833; 7.633