Pavese (territory)

Territory of the Province of Pavia

The Pavese within the Province of Pavia

Location of the Pavese in Italy

Coordinates: 45°11′07″N 9°09′18″E / 45.18528°N 9.15500°E / 45.18528; 9.15500Coordinates: 45°11′07″N 9°09′18″E / 45.18528°N 9.15500°E / 45.18528; 9.15500
Country  Italy
Region  Lombardy
Province Pavia (PV)
Seat Pavia
Comuni 52
  Total 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 189,394
  Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The greenhouse of Belgioioso Castle, projected by Leopoldo Pollack

The Pavese (Western Lombard: Paves) is a geographical and historical area in the Pianura Padana (Po Rivers's valley) of northern Italy, located in south-western Lombardy. It constitutes one of the 3 territories in which is divided the Province of Pavia.[1]



The territory is located in the northwestern area of the province and borders with the provinces of Milan, Lodi and Piacenza (in Emilia-Romagna). It is crossed at its southern borders by the river Po and in the east by Ticino, which separates it from the Lomellina and the Oltrepò Pavese. The territory is flat, except from some hills, and is crossed by the rivers Olona, Southern Lambro, Naviglio Pavese, Naviglio di Bereguardo and several acequias.


The territory includes 52 municipalities. The city of Pavia constitutes a separate area, the other 51 comuni are divided in the areas of Campagna Soprana (i.e. "Upper Rural Area") and Campagna Sottana (i.e. "Lower Rural Area").

City of Pavia
Campagna Soprana
Campagna Sottana

See also


  1. (Italian) Geographic infos about the Province of Pavia
  2. 1 2 3 geographically part of the area
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