Stura di Lanzo

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Astronaut photograph showing the river descending from the Graian Alps
Stura di Lanzo
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The Stura di Lanzo in Turin
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Stura location within northwestern Italy
Country Italy: province of Turin
Physical characteristics
Main source Pian della Mussa
1,850 m (6,070 ft)
River mouth Po in Turin
209.0 m (685.7 ft)
Length 68.8 km (42.8 mi)[1]
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    (mouth) 26.1 m3/s (920 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
Basin size 885.9 km2 (342.0 sq mi)[2]
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Stura di Valgrande, Tesso
  • Right:
    Stura di Viù, Ceronda

Stura di Lanzo (Latin: Varus) is a 65-kilometre (40 mi) long river in north-western Italy (Piedmont), in the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is formed from several tributaries near Lanzo Torinese. It flows into the river Po in Turin.

The name Stura has Celtic origin: stur, which means "to fall".

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stura di Lanzo at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°05′44″N 7°43′29″E / 45.0956°N 7.72472°E / 45.0956; 7.72472