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Novara (disambiguation)

Novara may refer to a number of places in Italy and things related to them:

  • The city of Novara in Piedmont
    • The Province of Novara, whose capital is the city
    • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Novara, whose see is the city’s cathedral
    • Novara Calcio, its football club
    • The Battle of Novara (1513)
    • The Battle of Novara (1849)
  • Novara di Sicilia a commune (municipality) in the Province of Messina, Sicily
  • Casaleggio Novara a commune (municipality) in the Province of Novara, Piedmont
  • Cascina Novara, a locality within the commune of Ghedi in the Province of Brescia, Lombardy

For ships named Novara see

  • SMS Novara

Novara may also refer to:

  • Novara (bicycles), a brand name used by the American consumers’ cooperative REI for its in-house brand bicycles and bicycle accessories.
  • 157 Infantry Division Novara an Italian infantry division of World War II

Novara (Nuàra in the local Lombard dialect) is the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. With about 105,000 inhabitants, it is the second most populous city in Piedmont after Turin. It is an important crossroads for commercial traffic along the routes from Milan to Turin and from Genoa to Switzerland. Novara lies between the rivers Agogna and Terdoppio in northeastern Piedmont, from Milan and from Turin.

Novara (bicycles)

Novara, the private label brand of bicycles, apparel and bicycle accessories, are exclusively available through the consumer cooperative REI. The brand was introduced in 1983 and is headquartered in Kent, Washington. Novara bikes are designed in house; outsourced for manufacturing, then finished by REI.

The Novara brand is also used for REI's line of cycling clothing and accessories.

Since 2008, REI has settled both in and out of court with an undisclosed number of individuals who were riding Novara bikes that fell apart while in use, resulting in serious injuries. KOMO 4 News has reported on these cases.