region in North-West Italy

Piedmont (/ˈpdmɒnt/ PEED-mont; Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese, Occitan and Arpitan: Piemont, Piedmontese pronunciation: [pjeˈmʊŋt]) is a region in the northern part of Italy. The name means "foot of mountain" (Alps). The capital is Turin. Piedmont has 8 provinces within it.

Piemonte  (Italian)
Piemont  (Piedmontese)
A view over Piedmont's Lake Maggiore, Mount Rosa and Verbania
A view over Piedmont's Lake Maggiore, Mount Rosa and Verbania
Coat of arms of Piedmont
Piedmont in Italy.svg
 • PresidentAlberto Cirio (FI)
 • Total25,402 km2 (9,808 sq mi)
 • Total4,377,941
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s)English: Piedmontese
Italian: Piemontese
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€134.0[1] billion (2016)
GDP per capita€30,800[2] (2008)
HDI (2017)0.887[3]
very high · 10th of 21

In the north of Piedmont there is the country of Switzerland and the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta, in the east there are the regions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, in the west there is France and in the south Liguria.

Piedmont was part of the Duchy of Savoy until the Italian unification of 1860 when the Duke of Savoy became King of Italy.


Piedmont is divided into 8 provinces:

  1. Alessandria
  2. Asti
  3. Biella
  4. Cuneo
  5. Novara
  6. Turin (Torino)
  7. Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
  8. Vercelli


  1. "Regionales Bruttoinlandsprodukt (Mio. EUR), nach NUTS-2-Regionen". Eurostat. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. Regional GDP per inhabitant in 2008 GDP per inhabitant ranged from 28% of the EU27 average in Severozapaden in Bulgaria to 343% in Inner London. EUROPA Press Release, 24 February 2011
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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