Bormida (river)

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Bormida
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The Bormida between Castellazzo and Cantalupo
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Bormida location within NW Italy
Location
Country Italy
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - location Rocca Barbena, Liguria
 - elevation Colle Scravaion, 800 m (2,600 ft)
Mouth  
 - location
Tanaro
Length153 km (95 mi) [1]
Basin size3,663 km2 (1,414 sq mi) [2]
Discharge 
 - average44.2 m3/s (1,560 cu ft/s) [2]

The Bormida (Bormia in Piedmontese language) is a river of north-west Italy.

Piedmontese language Romance language spoken mainly in Italy

Piedmontese is a Romance language spoken by some 700,000 people mostly in Piedmont, northwestern region of Italy. It is geographically and linguistically included in the Gallo-Italic languages group of Northern Italy. It is part of the wider western group of Romance languages, which also includes French, Occitan, and Catalan. It is spoken in Piedmont, Liguria and Lombardy.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.

Geography

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Motivo sulla Bormida, Alfredo d'Andrade, 1865

The Bormida rises in Liguria near Colle Scravaion as Bormida di Millesimo and flows through Piedmont. After converging with the Bormida di Spigno near Bistagno it joins the Tanaro, of which it is the major tributary, north-east of Alessandria.

Liguria Region of Italy

Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy; its capital is Genoa. The region almost coincides with the Italian Riviera and is popular with tourists for its beaches, towns, and cuisine.

Colle Scravaion

The Colle Scravaion (814 m) is a mountain pass in the Province of Savona (Italy). It connects Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena with Bardineto.

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References

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  1. AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  2. 1 2 AA.VV. (1 July 2004). "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini idrografici (pdf). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 8 April 2017.

Coordinates: 44°56′N8°40′E / 44.933°N 8.667°E / 44.933; 8.667

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