Noutra Dama de Réma
|Comune di Rhêmes-Notre-Dame|
Commune de Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
|Frazioni||Artalle, Brenand, Bruil, Carré, Chanavey, Chaudanne, Oreiller, Pellaud, Pont, Thumel|
|• Mayor||Corrado Oreiller|
|• Total||86 km2 (33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,725 m (5,659 ft)|
|• Density||1.0/km2 (2.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Saint day||2 July|
Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (Valdôtain: Noutra Dama de Réma) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-west Italy.
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.
The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north and by the Metropolitan City of Turin in the region of Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.
Rhemes-Notre-Dame is a mountain village located in the upper Rhêmes valley. It is part of Gran Paradiso National Park.It is surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Despite the presence of some hotels and downhill slopes it still is a natural place with a rural architectural structure.
Gran Paradiso National Park, is an Italian national park in the Graian Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions. The park is named after Gran Paradiso mountain, which is located in the park, and is contiguous with the French Vanoise national park. The land the park encompasses was initially protected in order to protect the Alpine ibex from poachers, as it was a personal hunting ground for king Victor Emmanuel II, but now also protects other species.
Because of its altitude, winters are cold and snowy, while summers are fresh. Temperatures vary from a minimum value of −15 °C (5 °F) during winters to a maximum value of 22 to 23 °C (72 to 73 °F) during summers.
The economy of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame is based on skiing during winters and mountain biking and excursions during summers. However, there still are some agricultural activities like cattle breeding that characterized the past of this place.
Rhêmes-Notre-Dame is twinned with:
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