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The Sesia (Latin Sesites or Sessites) is a river in Piedmont, north-western Italy, tributary to the Po.

Sesia
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The river in the upper Valsesia
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Location of the Sesia in Italy
Location
CountryItaly
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationAlagna Valsesia
 ⁃ elevation4,500 m (14,800 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Po River
Length139.6 km (86.7 mi)[1]
Basin size3,037.6 km2 (1,172.8 sq mi)[1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average(mouth) 70.4 m3/s (2,490 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftSermenza, Mastallone, Pascone, Strona di Valduggia.
 ⁃ rightOtro, Vogna, Artogna, Sorba, rio di Valmala, Sessera, Cervo, Naviglio di Ivrea (artificial canal), Bona, Marcova

GeographyEdit

Its sources are the glaciers of Monte Rosa at the border with Switzerland. It flows through the Alpine valley Valsesia and the towns Varallo Sesia, Quarona, Borgosesia and Vercelli. The Sesia flows into the Po River near Casale Monferrato.

Main tributariesEdit

 
Rio di Valmala

Sport and leisureEdit

It is a popular river for kayaking and hosted the European championship in 2001 and the world championship in 2002.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  2. ^ AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-10-28-05. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Visita le Terre del Sesia, web page on http://www.terredelsesia.it Archived 2013-06-26 at the Wayback Machine (accessed in October 2012)

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See alsoEdit