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Turin by the Alps, Italy – May 14th, 2010

45.0N 7.6E

May 14th, 2010 Category: Mountains

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Turin, visible in the upper left corner of this orthorectified image,  is located in northwest Italy. It is surrounded on the western and northern front by the Alps and on the eastern front by a high hill that is the natural prosecution of the hills of Monferrato.

Four major rivers pass through the city: the Po and two of its tributaries, the Dora Riparia (later changed to “Duria Minor” by the Romans, from the Celtic duria meaning “water”), the Stura di Lanzo, and the Sangone.

Turin (Italian: Torino) is a major city and capital of the Piedmont region. The population of the city proper is 909,193 (November 2008) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants; the Turin metropolitan area is estimated by OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.

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