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Torre Pellice is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Turin. It is crossed by the Pellice river.

Torre Pellice
Comune di Torre Pellice
Coat of arms of Torre Pellice
Coat of arms
Location of Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice is located in Italy
Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice
Location of Torre Pellice in Italy
Torre Pellice is located in Piedmont
Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°49′N 7°14′E / 44.817°N 7.233°E / 44.817; 7.233
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorMarco Cogno (Civic list)
Area
 • Total21.10 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Elevation
516 m (1,693 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2017[2])[3]
 • Total4,545
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torrese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10066
Dialing code0121
The Waldensian Church in Torre Pellice

Torre Pellice is the centre of the Waldensian church. The Waldensians arrived in the valley in the early 13th century. In a grotto nearby Torre Pellice they held the Synod of Chanforan, by which they adhered to the Protestant Reformation (1590).

It borders the municipalities of Angrogna, Villar Pellice, Luserna San Giovanni, and Rorà.

Notable residentsEdit

Twin townsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.