Chivasso (pronounced [kiˈvasso]; Piedmontese: Civass) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Turin. Chivasso has a population of about 27,000. It is situated on the left bank of the Po river, near the influx of the Orco river.
|Città di Chivasso|
|Metropolitan city||Turin (TO)|
|Frazioni||Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, Pratoregio|
|• Mayor||Claudio Castello (Lista Civica)|
|• Total||51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
(30 April 2014)
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Beato Angelo Carletti di Chivasso|
The municipality of Chivasso contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montegiove, Betlemme, Torassi, Castelrosso, Pogliani, Borghetto, Mosche, Mandria, Boschetto, and Pratoregio.
The name probably has a Roman origin (Clavasium, which is used nowadays by local companies).
The 15th-century cathedral has a façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta.
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The Blessed Angelo Carletti di ChivassoEdit
Chivasso was the birthplace of the 15th Century theologian Angelo Carletti. The townspeople venerated his memory, as did those of Cuneo where he died, and the cult was recognized by Pope Benedict XIII who Beatified him in 1753. While his feast is officially kept on 12 April, in his native Chivasso he is also celebrated with an old country fair each year at the end of August.
The Character of the YearEdit
The Character of the Year is an annual award by the Chivasso weekly newspaper La Nuova Periferia. It is an award for the people of the area who, in the last year, have distinguished themselves. Established in 2016, that year saw four people awarded, chosen by the newspaper's editorial staff: the motorcyclist Francesco Bagnaia, Matilde Casa, Laura Salvetti and Gianluca Bocca. From the following year the character is chosen based on the vote of the readers. The winners of the editions were:
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 253. .