Bormida (river)


The Bormida between Castellazzo and Cantalupo

Bormida location within NW Italy
Country Italy
Main source Rocca Barbena, Liguria
800 m (2,600 ft)
River mouth Tanaro
Basin size > 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 153 km (95 mi)[1]
  • Average rate:
    40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)

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


Motivo sulla Bormida, Alfredo d'Andrade, 1865

The Bormida which rises in Liguria, 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.


Media related to Bormida (river) at Wikimedia Commons

  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.

Coordinates: 44°56′N 8°40′E / 44.933°N 8.667°E / 44.933; 8.667

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