|Region of Italy|
|• President||Mercedes Bresso (Democratic Party)|
|• Total||25,399 km2 (9,807 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|GDP/ Nominal||€118.7 billion (2006)|
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 1860 when the Duke of Savoy became King of Italy.
Provinces[change | change source]
Piedmont is divided into 8 provinces: