Chivasso

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Chivasso
Città di Chivasso
Chivasso Cathedral
Chivasso Cathedral
Location of Chivasso
Chivasso is located in Italy
Chivasso
Chivasso
Location of Chivasso in Italy
Chivasso is located in Piedmont
Chivasso
Chivasso
Chivasso (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°53′E / 45.183°N 7.883°E / 45.183; 7.883Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°53′E / 45.183°N 7.883°E / 45.183; 7.883
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniMontegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, Pratoregio
Government
 • MayorClaudio Castello (Lista Civica)
Area
 • Total51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
(30 April 2014)
 • Total26,795
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chivassesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10034
Dialing code011
Patron saintBeato Angelo Carletti di Chivasso
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1]

The municipality of Chivasso contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, and Pratoregio.

Chivasso borders the following municipalities: Mazzè, Caluso, San Benigno Canavese, Montanaro, Rondissone, Verolengo, Volpiano, Brandizzo, San Sebastiano da Po, Castagneto Po, San Raffaele Cimena.

The name probably has a Roman origin (Clavasium, which is used nowadays by local companies).

Main sights[edit]

The 15th cathedral has a façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.[1]

Transport[edit]

Chivasso railway station, opened in 1856, forms part of the Turin–Milan railway, and is also a junction for three other lines, to Aosta, Asti and Casale Monferrato, respectively.[1]

The Blessed Angelo Carletti di Chivasso[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wikisource "Chivasso" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 253.

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