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Piedmont
Piemonte  (Italian)
Piemont  (Piedmontese)
Region of Italy
A view over Piedmont's Lake Maggiore, Mount Rosa and Verbania
A view over Piedmont's Lake Maggiore, Mount Rosa and Verbania
Flag of Piedmont
Flag
Coat of arms of Piedmont
Coat of arms
Piedmont in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Area
 • Total 25,402 km2 (9,808 sq mi)
Population (31-10-2017)
 • Total 4,377,941
 • Density 172.346/km2 (446.375/sq mi)
Demonym(s) English: Piedmontese
Italian: Piemontese
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal €134.0 billion (2016)
GDP per capita €30,800 (2008)
HDI (2017) 0.887
very high · 10th of 21
NUTS Region ITC1
Website www.regione.piemonte.it

Piedmont is a region in the northern part of Italy. The name means "foot of mountain" (Alps). The capital is Turin. Piedmont has 8 provinces within it.

In the north of Piedmont there is the country of Switzerland and the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta, in the east there are the regions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, in the west there is France and in the south Liguria.

Piedmont was part of the Duchy of Savoy until the Italian unification of 1860 when the Duke of Savoy became King of Italy.

Provinces

Piedmont is divided into 8 provinces:

  1. Alessandria
  2. Asti
  3. Biella
  4. Cuneo
  5. Novara
  6. Turin (Torino)
  7. Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
  8. Vercelli


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