|Comune di Bionaz|
Commune de Bionaz
Location of the commune within the Aosta Valley region
|Frazioni||See Villages, hamlets and other centres|
|• Mayor||Armando Chentre (elected 2005-05-09)|
|• Total||142.82 km2 (55.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,606 m (5,269 ft)|
|• Density||1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Margaret|
|Saint day||20 July|
Bionaz (Valdôtain: Bioun-a; Biona from 1939 to 1946) is a comune sparso 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.which extends over
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:
Within the boundaries of the commune there are also three mountain huts:
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Bionaz at Curlie (in Italian)