Argentera

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For the mountain, see Monte Argentera
Argentera
Comune
Comune di Argentera
View of Bersezio
View of Bersezio
Coat of arms of Argentera
Coat of arms
Argentera is located in Italy
Argentera
Argentera
Location of Argentera in Italy
Coordinates: 44°24′N 6°56′E / 44.400°N 6.933°E / 44.400; 6.933
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Bersezio (municipal seat), Ferrere, Le Grange and Severagno (ruinied boroughs), Villaggio Primavera, Prinardo, Serre
Government
 • Mayor Daniele Tallone
Area
 • Total 77.7 km2 (30.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,684 m (5,525 ft)
Population (31 July 2010[1])
 • Total 77
 • Density 0.99/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Demonym Argentesi or Argenters
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12010
Dialing code 0171

Argentera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Turin and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Cuneo, on the border with France. It consists of a series of sparse hamlets in the upper Valle Stura di Demonte. The municipal seat is in Bersezio, on the road to the Maddalena Pass.

Argentera borders the following municipalities: Acceglio, Canosio, Larche (France), Pietraporzio, and Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée (France). Its territory includes peaks such as the Oserot at an elevation of 2,860 metres (9,380 ft) above sea level, Enciastraia at 2,955 metres (9,695 ft) and the Rocca dei Tre Vescovi at 2,867 metres (9,406 ft).

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.