Bionaz

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Bionaz
Comune
Comune di Bionaz
Commune de Bionaz
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Coat of arms of Bionaz
Coat of arms
Location of the commune within the Aosta Valley region
Location of the commune within the Aosta Valley region
Bionaz is located in Italy
Bionaz
Bionaz
Location of Bionaz in Italy
Coordinates: 45°52′N 7°25′E / 45.867°N 7.417°E / 45.867; 7.417Coordinates: 45°52′N 7°25′E / 45.867°N 7.417°E / 45.867; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province none
Frazioni See Villages, hamlets and other centres
Government
 • Mayor Armando Chentre (elected 2005-05-09)
Area
 • Total 142.82 km2 (55.14 sq mi)
Elevation 1,606 m (5,269 ft)
Population (December 2006)
 • Total 241
 • Density 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Demonym Bionassins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11010
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint Saint Margaret
Saint day 20 July
Website Official website

The Commune of Bionaz (French: Commune de Bionaz; Italian: Comune di Bionaz; known during the years 1939–46 as Biona) is a sparsely populated municipality which extends over 143 square kilometres (55 sq mi) of the Valpelline area of the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. The commune lies on the left side of the river Dora Baltea. The population of about 240 is dispersed among 20 or more small alpine villages and hamlets including Biona itself, which is the main centre and capoluogo. The commune belongs to the Comunità Montana Grand Combin.

Villages, hamlets and other centres[edit]

The commune’s statute (Ministero dell’Interno 2002) designates the following localities, in addition to the capoluogo of Bionaz itself, as frazioni. Where the official form of the name differs from the name in common use, the latter is given in brackets (Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta 2005):

  • Les Balmes (Balmes)
  • Chentre
  • Chez-Chenoux (Chez Chenoux)
  • Chez-Noyer (Chez Noyer)
  • Chez-les-Merloz (Chez les Merloz)
  • Les Crêtes (Cretes)
  • Les Dzovennoz (Dzovennoz)
  • Lexert
  • Les Ley (Ley)[1]
  • Le Moulin (Moulin)
  • Perquis
  • Les Places (Places)
  • La Quelod (La Quellod)
  • Les Rey (Rey)
  • Les Rus (Ru)[2]
  • Les Vagères (Vagère)
  • Le Vianoz (Lo Vianoz)

The following localities, villages and other places not formally designated as frazioni, are also listed in the bulletin:

  • Chamein (Chamin)
  • Chez-Badin (Chez Badin)
  • Le Clos-Neuf (Clou Neuf)
  • La Ferrère (La Ferrera)
  • La Léchère
  • Plan-de-Veyne (Plan de Veyne)
  • Pouillayes
  • Prarayer
  • Propéraz (Propera)

Within the boundaries of the commune there are also three rifugi (mountain huts) which provide accommodation for climbers:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Les Ley (Ley) is named in the statute as Ly
  2. ^ Les Rus (Ru) is named in the statute as Rû

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Bionaz at DMOZ (Italian)