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Center of Povo, University and FBK in foreground
Center of Povo, University and FBK in foreground
Povo is located in Italy
Location of Povo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°3′58″N 11°9′16″E / 46.06611°N 11.15444°E / 46.06611; 11.15444
Country  Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino
Comune Trento
 • Total 15.47 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total 5,571
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s) poèri
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 38123
Dialing code 0461
Patron saint St. Paul and St. Andrew
Saint day Trento: 26 June (Vigilius of Trent)

Povo is a suburb of Trento, in Trentino, northern Italy.


Povo is about three kilometers away from the city on the east side of the valley at the foot of mountains Marzola and Celva. Povo is crossed by rio Salè, a tributary of Fersina stream. Povo is divided into 9 fractions: Salè, Sprè, Pantè, Graffiano, Oltrecastello, Celva, Borino, Cimirlo mountain pass and Gabbiolo.


Povo is home to the scientific and engineering schools of the University of Trento and to several research centres.

The following departments, formerly members of the (discontinued) Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento, are based in Povo:

Other scientific institutions in the frazione include:

Twin towns[edit]