Aymavilles

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Aymavilles
Comune
Comune di Aymavilles
Commune d'Aymavilles
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Aymavilles
Location of Aymavilles in Italy
Coordinates: 45°42′4.32″N7°14′25.08″E / 45.7012000°N 7.2403000°E / 45.7012000; 7.2403000 Coordinates: 45°42′4.32″N7°14′25.08″E / 45.7012000°N 7.2403000°E / 45.7012000; 7.2403000
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Bettex, Caouz, Cérignan, Chabloz, Champessolin, Champlan, Champleval-Dessous, Château, Chef-Lieu, Cheriettes, Chevril, Clos Savin, Crétaz Saint-Martin, Croux, Dialley, Ferrière, Folliex, Fournier, Glassier, La Camagne, La Cleyvaz, La Poyaz, La Roche, Micheley, Montbel, Moulins, Ozein (Belley, Chantel, Dailley, La Charrère, Murasses, Vers Les Prés, Ville), Pesse, Pompiod, Pont d'Aël, Saint-Léger, Saint Maurice, Seissogne, Sylvenoire, Turlin (Chanabertaz, Turlin Dessous, Turlin Dessus), Urbains, Venoir, Vercellod, Vieyes, Villetos
Area
  Total 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
  Total 1,932
  Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aymavillains
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code11010
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint Christ the King
Saint day Advent
Website Official website
the Town Hall Aymavilles-maison communale.jpg
the Town Hall

Aymavilles (Valdôtain: Le-z-Amaveulle) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city

A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Aosta Valley Autonomous region of Italy

The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north and by the Metropolitan City of Turin in the region of Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east.

The Roman aqueduct bridge Pont d'Aël, in the village of the same name, crosses a 66-metre (217 ft) deep gorge, today carrying a hiking trail.

Roman aqueduct type of aqueduct built by the Romans

The Romans constructed aqueducts throughout their Republic and later Empire, to bring water from outside sources into cities and towns. Aqueduct water supplied public baths, latrines, fountains, and private households; it also supported mining operations, milling, farms, and gardens.

Pont dAël

The Pont d'Aël is a Roman aqueduct, located in a village of the same name in the comune of Aymavilles in Aosta Valley, northern Italy. It was built in the year 3BC for irrigation purposes and supplying water for the newly founded colony of Augusta Praetoria, which is now known as Aosta. The water was directed through a neighbouring valley 66 m above the floor of the Aosta valley, through a sophisticated system. The aqueduct is 6km long in total. In addition to its unusual position, the construction, which was originally thought to be a three-story structure, shows more unique features such as a control corridor below the water line, as well as explicit private funding. Today, the water channel of the aqueduct serves as a public walking trail.