Chivasso

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Chivasso
Comune
Città di Chivasso
Chivasso Cathedral
Chivasso Cathedral
Chivasso is located in Italy
Chivasso
Chivasso
Location of Chivasso in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, Pratoregio
Government
 • Mayor Lino Ciuffreda (PD)
Area
 • Total 51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Population (30 April 2014)
 • Total 26,795
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chivassesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10034
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Beato Angelo Carletti di Chivasso
Website Official 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 sighta[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 Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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