Vinadio

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Vinadio

Vinai  (Occitan)
Comune di Vinadio
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Vinadio
Vinadio (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°18′N7°10′E / 44.300°N 7.167°E / 44.300; 7.167 Coordinates: 44°18′N7°10′E / 44.300°N 7.167°E / 44.300; 7.167
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Sant'Anna
Government
  MayorAngelo Pietro Giverso
Area
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  Total183.17 km2 (70.72 sq mi)
Elevation
904 m (2,966 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017) [2]
  Total630
  Density3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vinadiesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12010
Dialing code 0171
Patron saintMadonna del Vallone
Saint daySecond Sunday in September

Vinadio (Occitan : Vinai) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Turin and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Cuneo, on the border with France. It is located along the Stura di Demonte river.

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Vinadio borders the following municipalities: Aisone, Demonte, Isola (France), Pietraporzio, Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée (France), Sambuco, and Valdieri.

Main sights

In the frazione of Sant'Anna di Vinadio is the eponymous sanctuary, which is the highest elevation place of Christian worship in Europe at about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Vinadio is also home to an important fortification of the former Kingdom of Sardinia, the Forte Albertino.

Culture

In 2003 the town hosted the 'World Meeting of 2CV Friends', where approximately 7,000 people from around the world met and camped around the ancient Forte Albertino.

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