Piedmont

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Piedmont
Piemonte
Piemont
Region of Italy
Coat of arms of Piedmont
Coat of arms
Piedmont in Italy.svg
CountryItaly
CapitalTurin
Government
 • PresidentSergio Chiamparino (PD)
Area
 • Total25,402 km2 (9,808 sq mi)
Population (31-10-2017)
 • Total4 377 941
Demonym(s)English: Piedmontese
Italian: Piemontese, pl. Piemontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€134.0[1] billion (2016)
GDP per capita€30,800[2] (2008)
NUTS RegionITC1
Websitewww.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 1860 when the Duke of Savoy became King of Italy.

Provinces[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Regionales Bruttoinlandsprodukt (Mio. EUR), nach NUTS-2-Regionen". Eurostat. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. Regional GDP per inhabitant in 2008 GDP per inhabitant ranged from 28% of the EU27 average in Severozapaden in Bulgaria to 343% in Inner London. EUROPA Press Release, 24 February 2011

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