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Turin (Italian: Torino) Turin is a major industrial city as well as a business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. The population of the city of Turin is 908,000 (2004 census); its agglomeration totals about 1.7 million inhabitants, while its metropolitan area has a population of 2.2 million of inhabitants (according to the OECD). The province is one of the largest in Italy, with 6,830 km² (2,637 sq mi), and one of the most populous, with 2,236,941 inhabitants at the 2001 census. Turin is well-known as the home of the Shroud of Turin. It is also the home of one of Italy's biggest football clubs Juventus FC. The company Fiat automobile manufacturer has its headquarters here. It was the capital of Italy at the time it was reunified in the 1860s.
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