Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

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Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Noutra Dama de Réma
Comune di Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
Commune de Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
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Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
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Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°34′11.17″N7°7′5.16″E / 45.5697694°N 7.1181000°E / 45.5697694; 7.1181000 Coordinates: 45°34′11.17″N7°7′5.16″E / 45.5697694°N 7.1181000°E / 45.5697694; 7.1181000
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Artalle, Brenand, Bruil, Carré, Chanavey, Chaudanne, Oreiller, Pellaud, Pont, Thumel
Government
  MayorCorrado Oreiller
Area
[1]
  Total86 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation
1,725 m (5,659 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2017) [2]
  Total88
  Density1.0/km2 (2.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rhêmeins
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11010
Dialing code 0165
Saint day2 July
Website Official website

Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (Valdôtain: Noutra Dama de Réma) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-west Italy.

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.

Aosta Valley Autonomous region of Italy

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.

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Geography

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Pellaud lake

Rhemes-Notre-Dame is a mountain village located in the upper Rhêmes valley. It is part of Gran Paradiso National Park. [3] 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 national park

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.

Climate

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. [4]


Economy

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.

Twin towns — sister cities

Rhêmes-Notre-Dame is twinned with:

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. Population data from ISTAT
  3. Rhemes-Notre-Dame
  4. Rhemes-Notre-Dame temperatures Archived 2015-05-11 at the Wayback Machine

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