Cavour, Piedmont

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Cavour
Comune di Cavour
Cavour seen from its Rocca
Cavour seen from its Rocca
Coat of arms of Cavour
Coat of arms
Location of Cavour
Cavour is located in Italy
Cavour
Cavour
Location of Cavour in Italy
Cavour is located in Piedmont
Cavour
Cavour
Cavour (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°47′N 7°23′E / 44.783°N 7.383°E / 44.783; 7.383Coordinates: 44°47′N 7°23′E / 44.783°N 7.383°E / 44.783; 7.383
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorPiergiorgio Bertone
Area
 • Total48.96 km2 (18.90 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
 • Total5,495
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cavouresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10061
Dialing code0121
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
Saint dayFirst Sunday in August
WebsiteOfficial website

Cavour (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈvur]; from the Piedmontese toponym, Cavor [kaˈʋʊr]; Latin: Caburrum) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Turin.

Cavour borders the following municipalities: Macello, Vigone, Bricherasio, Garzigliana, Villafranca Piemonte, Campiglione-Fenile, Bibiana, Bagnolo Piemonte, Barge.

History[edit]

Rocca di Cavour standing out from the plain of the Po valley
Rocca di Cavour from Rucas.

Its ancient Roman name was Caburrum or Forum Vibii. Cavour lies on the north side of a huge isolated mass of granite (the Rocca di Cavour) which rises from the plain. On the summit was the Roman village, which belonged to the province of the Alpes Cottiae. There are some ruins of medieval fortifications. The town gave its name to the Benso family of Chieri, who were raised to the marquisate in 1771, and of which the statesman Cavour was a member.[4]

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavour". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.