Bionaz

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Bionaz
Comune di Bionaz
Commune de Bionaz
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Location of the commune within the Aosta Valley region
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Bionaz (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°52′N7°25′E / 45.867°N 7.417°E / 45.867; 7.417 Coordinates: 45°52′N7°25′E / 45.867°N 7.417°E / 45.867; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni See Villages, hamlets and other centres
Government
  MayorArmando Chentre (elected 2005-05-09)
Area
[1]
  Total142.82 km2 (55.14 sq mi)
Elevation
1,606 m (5,269 ft)
Population
 (December 2006) [2]
  Total241
  Density1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bionassins
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11010
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint Saint Margaret
Saint day20 July
Website Official website

Bionaz (Valdôtain: Bioun-a; Biona from 1939 to 1946) is a comune sparso [3] which extends over 143 square kilometres (55 sq mi) of the North-Eastern Valpelline area of the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. The commune lies on the left side of the river Dora Baltea. The population of about 240 is dispersed among 20 or more small alpine villages and hamlets including Plan-de-Veyne, which is the main centre and the capoluogo (locally and officially also chef-lieu, in French). The commune belongs to the Unité des communes valdôtaines du Grand-Combin.

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Villages, hamlets and other centres

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Bionaz valley

The commune's statute ( Ministero dell’Interno 2002 ) designates the following frazioni (locally officially called hameaux, in French):

The following localities, villages and other places not formally designated as frazioni, are also listed in the bulletin:

Mountain huts

Within the boundaries of the commune there are also three mountain huts:

Notes

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. The expression comune sparso means a comune whose administrative centre is located in a hamlet whose name does not coincide with the name of the comune itself.
  4. Les Ley is named in the statute as Ly.
  5. Les Rus is named in the statute as Rû.

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References

Bionaz at Curlie (in Italian)