Pavia: the ideal territory to live in and to embark on new enterprises
TERRITORY OF PAVIA PROVINCE: geography "" then%>?id=<%=request("id")%><%end if%>"> e-mail
The province of Pavia is a territory rich in water resources, very important for its economy and its history. Rivers constitute a fundamental irriguos system for the richness of the pavese agriculture, through an intense network of canals. The main rivers are the Po and the Ticino. Other minor rivers are Olona, Vernavola, Gravellona, Navigliaccio, Staffora and Agogna.
The Po is the major Italian river for its length (653 km) and its basin (74.970 km2). The Po raises on Monviso and it flows towards Adriatico sea after crossing the whole Pianura Padana.
The Ticino is called the bluer river of Italy due to the limpidity of its water. It raises in Switzerland from San Gottardo mountain. Its length touches 248 kms and it's the left affluent of the river Po, in which it joins it in Vaccarizza (Ponte della Becca) just out Pavia .
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The hill areas correspond to the 16,2% of the territory of Pavia province. In particular the Oltrepò Pavese is a territory with a significant presence of hills constituted by sedimentary marine rocks with a relevant clayey component. This area presents a complex orography, with primary, secondary and inferior valleys. In the border with the province of Piacenza, there is the Valle Versa, dedicated to the vine cultivation. The "Central Oltrepò" is constituted by a number of valleys fan-shaped, and bends toward west compared to the Valle Versa axis, the Ronchi valley, Losana valley, and others of minor connotation, until the limit of Ghiaia di Montalto valley.
This last part of the Oltrepò is bordered by the Staffora valley that climbs the hills of Varzi, Santa Margherita Staffora which also has minor valleys as the Val di Nizza.

Climate Analysis
The province of Pavia's prevalent climate is continental. Winters are cold, summers are hot and sultry. During winter and autumn, fogs are thick and persistent; they create suggestive nuances in the country, but also difficulties on the transports communication.
Rains are normally more copious in the hill areas and the maximum of precipitations manifest in the spring (April-May) and in autumn (October-November). Rarely during summer some storms burst out.


  media delle temperature assolute temperature assolute giorni dell'anno solare
  media max min max min temperature medie giornaliere
            < 0 0-4 5-14 15-24 25-29 >29
Castello d'Agogna = = = = = = = = = = =
Certosa 13,8 19,2 8,5 33 -6.5 45 59 120 158 10 =
Confienza 12.9 18.3 7.4 = = = 67 124 160 3 =
Dati registrati nel '97 nelle stazioni Ersal (Ente regionale di sviluppo agricolo della Lombardia) della provincia di Pavia (in gradi centigradi)



  media delle umidità relative umidità relative assolute precipizioni
            temperature medie giornaliere
  media max min max min totale millilitri giorni di pioggia media dei giorni di pioggia
Castello d'Agogna 70 83 39 100 9 529 53 10
Certosa 70 94 53 100 4 715 67 10.7
Confienza 70 98 57 100 4 627 61 10.3
Dati registrati nel '98 nelle stazioni Ersal (Ente regionale di sviluppo agricolo della Lombardia) della provincia di Pavia
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