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Comune di Acceglio
Acceglio is located in Italy
Location of Acceglio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°29′N 6°59′E / 44.483°N 6.983°E / 44.483; 6.983Coordinates: 44°29′N 6°59′E / 44.483°N 6.983°E / 44.483; 6.983
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni See list
 • Mayor Giovanni Mario Olivero
elected 2005-04-03
 • Total 151.5 km2 (58.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 167
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Accegliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12021
Dialing code 0171
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August
Website Official website
The high Val Maira, near Chiappera
Chiappera, a hamlet within the commune

Acceglio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont. It is located above Prazzo in the upper Valle Maira about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Cuneo, on the border with France. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 167 and an area of 151.5 square kilometres (58.5 sq mi).[1]

Acceglio borders the following municipalities: Argentera, Bellino, Canosio, Larche (France), Meyronnes (France), Prazzo, and Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye (France).


The territory of Acceglio, thanks to its intact natural environment, is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and mountaneering. To support those activities, Acceglio has several alpine huts:


Acceglio has 11 frazioni whose elevation above sea level varies between approximately 1,200 and 1,650 metres (3,940 and 5,410 ft):[2]

  • Villar (1375 m)
  • Ponte Maira (1404 m)
  • Saretto (1533 m)
  • Chiappera (1614 m) (pictured)
  • Bargia (1401 m)
  • Lausetto (1510 m)
  • Colombata (1576 m)
  • Frere (1196 m)
  • Gheit (1372 m)
  • Chialvetta (1494 m)
  • Pratorotondo (1639 m)

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Archived January 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine..

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