Topino

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Topino
Fiume Topino tratto cittadino.jpg
Topino river
Country Umbria, Italy
Basin
Main source Monte Pennino
649 m (2,129 ft)
River mouth Chiascio/Tiber
Basin size 1,231 km2 (475 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 77 km (48 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    12 m3/s (420 cu ft/s)

The Topino is a river in Umbria, central Italy. It was known in ancient times as Timia or Tinia[1][2] and is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Canto XI of the Paradise.

Its spring is on the slopes of the Monte Pennino, at 649 metres (2,129 ft), in the territory of Nocera Umbra. Topino's affluents include the Menotre and the Clitunno River. After passing through the comuni of Valtopina, Foligno, Bevagna, Cannara and Bettona, it joins the Chiascio before flowing into the Tiber.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. Smith. 1854. "Tinia" In Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0064%3Aalphabetic+letter%3DT%3Aentry+group%3D11%3Aentry%3Dtinia-geo
  2. ^ Harris, W., R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 413340 (Tinea (river))". Pleiades. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 

Coordinates: 43°01′24″N 12°39′8″E / 43.02333°N 12.65222°E / 43.02333; 12.65222