Sesia

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Sesia
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The river in the upper Valsesia
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Location of the Sesia in Italy
Country Italy
Basin
Main source Alagna Valsesia
4,500 m (14,800 ft)
River mouth Po River
Basin size 3,037.6 km2 (1,172.8 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 139.6 km (86.7 mi)[1]
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    (mouth) 70.4 m3/s (2,490 cu ft/s)[2]
Features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Sermenza, Mastallone, Pascone, Strona di Valduggia.
  • Right:
    Otro, Vogna, Artogna, Sorba, rio di Valmala, Sessera, Cervo, Naviglio di Ivrea (artificial canal), Bona, Marcova

The Sesia (Latin Sesites or Sessites) is a river in north-western Italy, tributary to the Po.

Geography[edit]

Its sources are the glaciers of Monte Rosa at the border with Switzerland. It flows through the Alpine valley Valsesia and the towns Varallo Sesia, Quarona, Borgosesia and Vercelli. The Sesia flows into the Po River near Casale Monferrato.

Sport and leisure[edit]

It is a popular river for kayaking and hosted the European championship in 2001 and the world championship in 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AA.VV. "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ AA.VV. "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-10-28-05.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Visita le Terre del Sesia, web page on http://www.terredelsesia.it (accessed in October 2012)

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See also[edit]

Coordinates: 45°07′59.28″N 8°34′23.51″E / 45.1331333°N 8.5731972°E / 45.1331333; 8.5731972