Pont-Canavese

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Pont Canavese
Comune
Comune di Pont Canavese
Pont Canavese Veduta.JPG
Coat of arms of Pont Canavese
Coat of arms
Pont Canavese is located in Italy
Pont Canavese
Pont Canavese
Location of Pont Canavese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 7°36′E / 45.417°N 7.600°E / 45.417; 7.600
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Coppo
Area
 • Total 19.06 km2 (7.36 sq mi)
Elevation 461 m (1,512 ft)
Population (1-1-2017)[1]
 • Total 3,367
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pontese(i)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10085
Dialing code 0124
Website Official website

Pont Canavese is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Turin. It occupies a small fluvial plain between the rivers Orco and Soana: its names (Pont, derived from the Latin ad duos pontes, being the Franco-Provençal word for "bridge") derives from the series of bridges that were historically built here to cross those rivers.

Pont Canavese borders the following municipalities: Ronco Canavese, Ingria, Frassinetto, Sparone, Chiesanuova, Cuorgnè and Alpette. Sights include the archaeological site of Santa Maria in Doblazio, the church of San Costanzo (1328) and a series of towers of medieval origins, once belonging to the local most powerful families.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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