La Magdeleine

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La Magdeleine
Comune di La Magdeleine
Commune de La Magdeleine
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La Magdeleine
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La Magdeleine
La Magdeleine (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°49′N7°37′E / 45.817°N 7.617°E / 45.817; 7.617 Coordinates: 45°49′N7°37′E / 45.817°N 7.617°E / 45.817; 7.617
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Artaz, Brengon, Clou, Messelod, Vieu
Area
[1]
  Total8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,644 m (5,394 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2006) [2]
  Total100
  Density13/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11020
Dialing code 0166
Saint day23 July
Website Official website
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the town in spring

La Magdeleine (Valdôtain: La Madéléna) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-west Italy.

Description

La Magdeleine is a small ski resort featuring easy slopes, a nordic ski touring route and a snow park for children. It is also a launching base for hand-glider flights. At an altitude of 1644 metres, it is located on the left bank of the Marmore river, in the middle of the Valtournenche Valley.

The centre of La Magdeleine is located in the hamlet of Vieu.

The municipality features eight mills, powered by water from a small river, whose origins date back to the XVIII century.

La Magdeleine is home to many chapels, including one built in the 1600s which is dedicated to Saint Roch, in the hamlet of Messelod.

Paleontological remains found at a height of more than 2000 metres (on the slopes of Mont Tantané) suggest that this area was populated during the first Iron Age. In Medieval times, La Magdeleine was part of the Cly Dominion and was economically linked to Châtillon. [3]

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References

  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. ""Valle d'Aosta: Official Tourism Website for Aosta Valley"".