Chisone

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Chisone
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Chisone location within northwestern Italy
Location
CountryItaly
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationCottian Alps at the foot of Monte Barifreddo
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Pellice
Length53.2 km (33.1 mi)[1]
Basin size604.38 km2 (233.35 sq mi)[2]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average(mouth) 12.30 m3/s (434 cu ft/s)[2]

The Chisone (in Piedmontese Chison or Cleson) is a 53-kilometre (33 mi) Italian torrent, which runs through Pragelato, Fenestrelle, Perosa Argentina and Pinerolo in the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is a tributary of the Pellice, which in turn is a tributary of the Po River. Although classified as a torrent, there is no period of the year at which the Chisone runs dry.

Geography[edit]

The stream is formed at the foot of Monte Barifreddo in the Cottian Alps and initially runs north-northwest through the Parco Naturale della Val Troncea. The course then follows a semi-circular path through the Val Chisone passing to the east, the north and then to the west of Monte Albergian. Near Perosa Argentina it receives the waters of the Germanasca, its main tributary. The Chisone enters the Pellice some 15 kilometres (9 mi) to the east of Pinerolo, the most important of the settlements on its course.

The valley formed by the river, running from Pragelato to the Padan Plain, is known as Val Chisone.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  2. ^ a b AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-10-28-05. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Bibliography[edit]

The Italian article cites among its sources:

  • Torino, I.G.C., Cartina n. 1 Valli di Susa, Chisone e Germanasca,

External links[edit]

Media related to Chisone at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 44°49′N 7°25′E / 44.817°N 7.417°E / 44.817; 7.417