Pontey

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Pontey
Comune di Pontey
Commune de Pontey
Location of Pontey
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Pontey
Location of Pontey in Italy
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Pontey
Pontey (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°44′N7°35′E / 45.733°N 7.583°E / 45.733; 7.583 Coordinates: 45°44′N7°35′E / 45.733°N 7.583°E / 45.733; 7.583
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Clapey, Cloutraz, Crétaz, Crétaz-Boson, Épiney, La Bovaye, Lassolaz (chef-lieu), Lézin, Prélaz, Prolex, Semon, Torin, Tzésanouva, Valérod, Dzerbio, Mesaney
Area
[1]
  Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
525 m (1,722 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2007) [2]
  Total780
  Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pontesans
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11024
Dialing code 0166
ISTAT code 7051
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Saint day11 November
Website Official website

Pontey (Valdôtain: Pounté) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.

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Pontey is located on the right bank (envers) of the Doire baltée, the main river in the Aosta Valley, about 24 kilometers east of the regional capital Aosta.

Geography

Territory

The town is located at an altitude of 1722 ft (525 meters) above sea level, bordered by the towns of Chambave, Saint-Denis, Châtillon and Champdepraz and culminates with the top of the reaches Mont Ruvic in 9587 ft (2922 meters)
In the municipal area there are three streams called Molinaz, Eau-Noire (or Éve Née in Valdôtain patois, which means "Black Water") and Vau.

Climate

The location of the village on the right bank of the central valley (to envers ) means that it is subject to a microclimate very different countries sites on the left bank.

Indeed, winter mountains in which the country is leaning maintain overshadow the country for 2 months from November 20 to January 30, for this reason the temperatures drop in a much more decisive and touch the 14 °F (−10 °C) during the day, with peaks at night in exceptional years of −22 °F (−30 °C).

During the summer because of its location enjoys greater solar illumination compared to neighboring towns, and because of that the calculation of hours of sunshine throughout the year is substantially equal.

The country is located in climate zone E (2971 Celsius Degrees Day) but under the regional contributions for heating all the municipalities of Aosta Valley are valued as climate zone F.

History

During the Fascist period, Pontey was merged to the municipality of Châtillon, at the time called Castiglione Dora, due to the Italianization programme.
Later, the town was restored in 1946.

Origin of the name

The name probably derives from Latin "ponticulus", meaning "little bridge".

Monuments and places of interest

Religious Architecture

References to the church are in a papal of 1176 of Pope Alexander III, which is part of the community Diocese of Aosta.

On the territory there are three church buildings: the parish church dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and dated around 1400, the Chapel of the Holy Cross (formerly dedicated to St. Roch, located in the hamlet Banchet) and the chapel of Sorrows (Torin hamlet).

Civil architectures

In Plan-Coca are the remains of industrial archeology "Le grand fourneau", French for big furnace, a blast furnace dating from the eighteenth century, while in Ussert are located the remains of the "foundry" Gervasone.

Society

Demographics

Pontey had a little increase of its population at the beginning of the 1980s.

Languages and dialects

As in the rest of the Aosta Valley, in Pontey too is spoken the Valdôtain dialect .

Infrastructure and transport

The elementary school. Pontey - ecole elementaire.JPG
The elementary school.

Education

The municipality has a primary school dedicated to Jean-André Arbenson and a kindergarten dedicated to Laurent-Samuel Henriod.

Sports Infrastructure

The town has a sports area multipurpose open on 3 May 2010, for the practice of Football 5, volleyball and tennis. In the municipal area is also a climbing wall.

Bilingual road sign (Italian-French) in Lassolaz (chef-lieu). Pontey Lassolaz - panneau bilingue.JPG
Bilingual road sign (Italian-French) in Lassolaz (chef-lieu).

Roads

The road network of the municipality is made up of the Regional Road 10 from east to west to the junction between the villages of Banchet and Valérod, located near the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Pontey is connected with neighboring municipalities through two bridges on the Doire baltée: on to the National Road 26 (TurinLa Thuile), and the other with Châtillon passing near the Châtillon railway station.

Administration

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The Town Hall

It is part of the Mountain Community Monte Cervino.

Note

Bibliography

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)