|Città di Chivasso|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Turin (TO)|
|Frazioni||Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, Pratoregio|
|• Mayor||Lino Ciuffreda (PD)|
|• Total||51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|Population (30 April 2014)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Beato Angelo Carletti di Chivasso|
Chivasso (pronounced [kiˈvasso]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Turin. Chivasso has a population of about 27,000. It is situated on the left bank of the Po river, near the influx of the Orco river.
The municipality of Chivasso contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, and Pratoregio.
The name probably has a Roman origin (Clavasium, which is used nowadays by local companies).
The 15th cathedral has a façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.
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The Blessed Angelo Carletti di Chivasso
Chivasso was the birthplace of the 15th Century theologian Angelo Carletti. The townspeople venerated his memory, as did those of Cuneo where he died, and the cult was recognized by Pope Benedict XIII who Beatified him in 1753. While his feast is officially kept on 12 April, in his native Chivasso he is also celebrated with an old country fair each year at the end of August.