Quart, Aosta Valley

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Quart
Comune
Comune di Quart
Commune de Quart
Castle of Quart.
Castle of Quart.
Coat of arms of Quart
Coat of arms
Quart is located in Italy
Quart
Quart
Location of Quart in Italy
Coordinates: 45°44′N 7°25′E / 45.733°N 7.417°E / 45.733; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province none
Frazioni Argnod, Éclou, L'Amérique, Les Cleyves, Trois-Villes, La Montagne, Villair de Quart, Villefranche, Ville-sur-Nus, Villeneuve, Champlan, Larey, Avisod, Bagnère, Chantignan, Chétoz, La Combe, Cort, Crétallaz, Créton, Effraz, Jeanceyaz, Morgonaz, Olleyes, Porsan, Seran, Teppe, Lillaz, Vignil, Povil, Vollein
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Barocco
Area
 • Total 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,823
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Quarteins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11020
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint St. Helena
Saint day 2 August
Website Official website

Quart is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.

Main sights[edit]

The Quart Castle, built starting from 1185 by Jacques de la Porte de Saint-Ours, founder of the Lords of Quart.

On the slopes below the castle, near Vollein, in 1968 remains of the Neolithic Vollein necropolis were found.

Other sights include a series of medieval watchtowers, such as the Chétoz Tower, the museum of Aosta Valley Railroads, and a fortified house in Povil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)