Quart, Aosta Valley

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Quart
Comune di Quart
Commune de Quart
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Castle of Quart.
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Coat of arms
Location of Quart
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Quart
Location of Quart in Italy
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Quart
Quart (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°44′N7°25′E / 45.733°N 7.417°E / 45.733; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Argnod, Éclou, L'Amérique, Les Cleyves, Trois-Villes, La Montagne, Villair de Quart, Villefranche, Ville-sur-Nus, Villeneuve, Champlan, Larey, Avisod, Bagnère, Chantignan, Chétoz, La Combe, Cort, Crétallaz, Créton, Effraz, Jeanceyaz, Morgonaz, Olleyes, Porsan, Seran, Teppe, Lillaz, Vignil, Povil, Vollein
Government
  MayorGiovanni Barocco
Area
  Total62 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation
535 m (1,755 ft)
Population
(31 December 2010) [1]
  Total3,823
  Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Quarteins
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11020
Dialing code 0165
ISTAT code 7054
Patron saint St. Helena
Saint day2 August
Website Official website

Quart (Valdôtain: Car; Issime Walser : Koart) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.

Issime Comune in Aosta Valley, Italy

Issime is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. Its population speak Walser German.

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city


A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Main sights

The Quart Castle, built starting from 1185 by Jacques de la Porte de Saint-Ours, founder of the Lords of Quart.

On the slopes below the castle, near Vollein, in 1968 remains of the Neolithic Vollein necropolis were found.

The Neolithic, the final division of the Stone Age, began about 12,000 years ago when the first development of farming appeared in the Epipalaeolithic Near East, and later in other parts of the world. The division lasted until the transitional period of the Chalcolithic from about 6,500 years ago, marked by the development of metallurgy, leading up to the Bronze Age and Iron Age. In Northern Europe, the Neolithic lasted until about 1700 BC, while in China it extended until 1200 BC. Other parts of the world remained broadly in the Neolithic stage of development, although this term may not be used, until European contact.

Necropolis large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments

A necropolis is a large, designed cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. The name stems from the Ancient Greek νεκρόπολις nekropolis, literally meaning "city of the dead".

Other sights include a series of medieval watchtowers, such as the Chétoz Tower, the museum of Aosta Valley Railroads, and a fortified house in Povil.

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References

  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)