|Comune di Challand-Saint-Anselme|
Commune de Challand-Saint-Anselme
Challand-Saint-Anselme in winter.
|Frazioni||Quinçod (chef-lieu), Corliod, Tilly, Châtillonet, Bachan, Ruvére, Tollégnaz, Moussanet, Allésaz, Maé, Pésan, Orbeillaz, Arbaz, Plésod|
|• Total||27 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,030 m (3,380 ft)|
(ISTAT 1 January 2013)
|• Density||28/km2 (74/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Anselm of Aosta|
|Saint day||21 April|
Challand-Saint-Anselme (Valdôtain: Tchallàn damoùn; Issime Walser : z'uabra Tschallanh); is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.
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