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The Cenischia (; french: Cenise, ) is a mountain
torrent Torrent or torrents may refer to: * A fast flowing stream Animals * Torrent duck, a species of the family Anatidae * Torrent fish * Torrent frog, various unrelated frogs * Torrent robin, a bird species * Torrent salamander, a family of salam ...
which straddles the south-west
French
French
department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization Departmentalization (or departmentalisation) refers to the process of grouping activities into departments. Division of labour The division of labour is the separation of tasks in any economic syst ...
of
Savoie Savoie (; Franco-Provençal Franco-Provençal (also Francoprovençal, Patois, Gaga, Savoyard, Arpitan or Romand) is a dialect group within Gallo-Romance languages, Gallo-Romance originally spoken in east-central France, western Switzerland ...

Savoie
and the north-west
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the people of Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps ...

Italian
Metropolitan City of Turin The Metropolitan City of Turin ( it, Città metropolitana di Torino) is a metropolitan city A metropolis () is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an imp ...
, in
Piedmont it, Piemontese , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , population_blank1 = , demographics_type1 = , demographics1_footnotes = , demographics1_title1 = , demographics1_info1 = , demographics1_title2 ...

Piedmont
. Part of the
Po basin The Po Valley, Po Plain, Plain of the Po, or Padan Plain ( it, Pianura Padana , or ''Val Padana'') is a major geographical feature of Northern Italy. It extends approximately in an east-west direction, with an area of including its Venetian P ...
, it is a left tributary of the
Dora Riparia The Dora Riparia (; pms, Dòira Rivaira; french: Doire Ripaire or ''Doire''; la, Duria minor) is an alpine river, a left-hand tributary of the Po (river), Po. It is long (of which 5 km in France), with a drainage basin. It originates in ...
and forms the valley called the
Val Cenischia Val may refer to: Val-a Film * Val (film), ''Val'' (film), an American documentary about Val Kilmer, directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo Military equipment * Aichi D3A, a Japanese World War II dive bomber codenamed "Val" by the Allies * AS ...
which marks the boundary between the
Graian Alps
Graian Alps
to the north and the
Cottian Alps The Cottian Alps (; french: Alpes Cottiennes ; it, Alpi Cozie ) are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps The Alps ; german: Alpen ; it, Alpi ; rm, Alps; sl, Alpe ) are the highest and most extensive mountain range A ...
to the south. The sources are in France near the Col du Mont Cenis (Italian: ''Colle del Moncenisio''). Before crossing into Italy, the river is dammed to form the Lac du Montcenis which receives the water of a number of other torrents and is employed as a source of hydropower. The Cenischia flows out of the reservoir near La Grande Croix and, having crossed into Italy, passes through the settlements of Moncenisio (TO), Moncenisio, Novalesa and Venaus before meeting the
Dora Riparia The Dora Riparia (; pms, Dòira Rivaira; french: Doire Ripaire or ''Doire''; la, Duria minor) is an alpine river, a left-hand tributary of the Po (river), Po. It is long (of which 5 km in France), with a drainage basin. It originates in ...
at Susa, Italy, Susa.


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Rivers of Savoie Rivers of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rivers of France Rivers of the Province of Turin International rivers of Europe Rivers of the Alps Rivers of Italy {{Italy-river-stub