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Piedmont Region Surrounded by the Alps, Italy

45.0N 7.6E

October 15th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Italy - September 29th, 2009

Italy - September 29th, 2009

The region of Piedmont in Italy is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso (Mont Vis), where the River Po rises, and Monte Rosa.

The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%). From the highest peaks the land generally slopes down to hilly areas, then to the upper great Padan Plain, and finally to the lower great Padan Plain.

Piedmont is the second largest of Italy’s 20 administrative regions, after Sicily. It has an area of 25,399 km2 and a population of about 4.4 million. The capital is Turin, appears as a brownish area above the image center.

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