Piedmont Region - Regione Piemonte

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Region of Piedmont

Piedmont (/ˈpiːdmɒnt/; Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont; French: Piémont) is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of about 4.6 million. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.

The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i.e., ad pedem montium, meaning “at the foot of the mountains” (attested in documents of the end of the 12th century).[1]

Provinces (Province)

Piedmont consists of seven provinces and one metropolitan city, as follows[2]:

Locations of provinces of Piedmont.
Province Number of Comuni Population Area
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Province of Alessandria 190 440,481 3,559 Alessandria
Province of Asti 118 221,871 1,515 Asti
Province of Biella 79 185,701 914 Biella
Province of Cuneo 250 592,782 6,902 Cuneo
Province of Novara 88 372,109 1,339 Novara
Metropolitan City of Turin 316 2,306,881 6,829 Torino
Province of Verbano-Cussio-Ossola 76 163,123 2,256 VCO
Province of Vercelli 85 179,484 2,088 Vercelli

History (Storia)

Sources (Fonti)

  1. Wikipedia on Region of Piedmont
  2. Italian Wikipedia on Regione Piemonts

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