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Piedmont

Piedmont
NamePiedmont
Italian NamePiemonte
Region CoaRegione-Piemonte-Stemma.svg
Coa Size60px
FlagPiemonte.svg
CapitalTurin
Area25402
Area Rank2nd
Area Percent8.4
Population4456532
Pop Rank6th
Pop Percent7.4
Pop Date2010-11-30
GDP127.0
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita28,500
GDP Cap Year2008
Websitewww.regione.piemonte.it
LeaderRoberto Cota
Leader PartyLN
NUTSITC

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Piedmont ( , -itpjeˈmontepron; Piedmontese and ; ) is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres and a population of about 4.4 million. The capital of Piedmont is Turin. The main local language is Piedmontese. Occitan is also spoken by a minority in the Occitan Valleys situated in the Provinces of Cuneo and Turin. Franco-Provençal is also spoken by another minority in the alpine heights of the Province of Turin. The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i. e. "ad pedem montium", meaning "at the foot of the mountains" (attested in documents of the end of the 13th century).


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