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Comune di Piuro
Piuro is located in Italy
Location of Piuro in Italy
Coordinates: 46°20′N 9°25′E / 46.333°N 9.417°E / 46.333; 9.417Coordinates: 46°20′N 9°25′E / 46.333°N 9.417°E / 46.333; 9.417
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Sondrio (SO)
Frazioni Savogno
 • Total 85.4 km2 (33.0 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,938
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23020
Dialing code 0343
Website Official website

Piuro (German: Plurs) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Milan and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,938 and an area of 85.4 square kilometres (33.0 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Piuro contains the frazione (subdivision) Savogno.

Piuro borders the following municipalities: Avers (Switzerland), Campodolcino, Chiavenna, Ferrera (Switzerland), Madesimo, Novate Mezzola, Prata Camportaccio, San Giacomo Filippo, Soglio (Switzerland), Villa di Chiavenna.

On September 4, 1618, Piuro (then a Swiss village known as Plurs) was the site of one of the worst landslides in recorded history. The event, known as "Rodi avalanche" (somewhat inaccurately as the landslide was not composed of snow), completely wiped out Plurs and killed between 1,000 and 2,500 people.[2]

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "September 4, 1618: The landslide of Plurs". 

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