Stura di Demonte

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Stura di Demonte

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The Stura during its Alpine stage
(at Pietraporzio)

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Location within southern Piedmont
Country Italy (Piedmont: Province of Cuneo)
Physical characteristics
Main source Lago della Maddalena, close to the Maddalena Pass
1,990 m (6,530 ft) [1]
River mouth Tanaro, near Cherasco
Length 115 km (71 mi)
  • Average rate:
    47 cubic metres per second (1,700 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,579 square kilometres (610 sq mi)

Stura di Demonte (Latin : Stura) is a 115-kilometre (71 mi) long river in northwestern Italy (Piedmont).

River Natural flowing watercourse

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague.

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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in 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.

Piedmont Region of Italy

Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders France to the west and Switzerland to the northeast. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of 4 377 941 as of 30 November 2017. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.



The river is a tributary to the river Tanaro, which is a tributary of the river Po. Its source is in the Alps, near the border with France. It flows through Demonte and Cuneo before joining the Tanaro just east of Cherasco.

Alps major mountain range system in Central Europe

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Demonte Comune in Piedmont, Italy

Demonte is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Cuneo, in the Valle Stura di Demonte.


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Coordinates: 44°40′N7°53′E / 44.667°N 7.883°E / 44.667; 7.883

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