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Chivasso

Template:Infobox Italian comune Chivasso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about Script error: No such module "convert". northeast of Turin. Chivasso has a population of about 25,000. It is situated on the left bank of the Po river, near the influx of the Orco river.[1]

The municipality of Chivasso contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, and Pratoregio.

Chivasso borders the following municipalities: Mazzè, Caluso, San Benigno Canavese, Montanaro, Rondissone, Verolengo, Volpiano, Brandizzo, San Sebastiano da Po, Castagneto Po, San Raffaele Cimena.

The name probably has a Roman origin (Clavasium, which is used nowadays by local companies).

Cathedral

The cathedral is of the 15th century with a fine façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.[1]

Demographic evolution

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Transport

Chivasso railway station, opened in 1856, forms part of the Turin–Milan railway, and is also a junction for three other lines, to Aosta, Asti and Casale Monferrato, respectively.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c 12px This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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