Comune

Chivasso

Chivasso, (Torino)
Chivasso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) 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.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).CathedralThe cathedral is of the 15th century with a fine façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.Demographic evolutionTransportChivasso 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.References^ a b c This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. External linkswww.comune.chivasso.to.it

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