Bardonecchia

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Bardonecchia
Comune
Comune di Bardonecchia
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Bardonecchia is located in Italy
Bardonecchia
Bardonecchia
Location of Bardonecchia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°5′N 6°42′E / 45.083°N 6.700°E / 45.083; 6.700Coordinates: 45°5′N 6°42′E / 45.083°N 6.700°E / 45.083; 6.700
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Lez Arnaus, Melezet, Millaures, Rochemolles
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Avato
Area
 • Total 132.1 km2 (51.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,312 m (4,304 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 3,063
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Demonym Bardonecchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10052
Dialing code 0122
Patron saint St. Hippolytus
Saint day August 13
Website Official website
Location of the town shown on the map

Bardonecchia (French: Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Occitan: Bardonecha) is an Italian town and comune located in the Province of Turin, in the Piedmont region, in the western part of Susa Valley.

The town hosted the snowboarding events of the 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as the Bardonecchia Guitar Festival "La Nuova Camerata dei Bardi" founded by Pier Luigi Cimma.

Geography[edit]

The town, which is located about 90 km (56 mi) from Turin at the intersection of four valleys, is surrounded by mountains, including several whose peaks surpass 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

The town is built along Bardonecchia Stream, a tributary of the Dora Riparia. The historic center is set back and elevated, while the more recent part of town is built around the train station. The town has grown thanks to activities related to customs, logistics, and tourism; as a result, it has incorporated some neighboring villages, and thus is one of the largest towns in the Susa Valley.

Bardonecchia is connected to France by the Fréjus Road Tunnel and by the Fréjus Rail Tunnel on the Turin–Modane railway, part of a TGV Paris to Milan connection.

The municipality of Bardonecchia contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Les Arnauds, Melezet, Millaures, Le Gleise, Beaulard, Grange Horres, La Rho and Rochemolles.

Bardonecchia borders the following municipalities: Avrieux (France), Bramans (France), Exilles, Modane (France), Névache (France), Oulx.

Bardonecchia is the westernmost comune in Italy.

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This article contains information from the French, Italian, and German Wikipedias.