Chiomonte

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Chiomonte
Comune
Comune di Chiomonte
Chiomonte.jpg
Chiomonte is located in Italy
Chiomonte
Chiomonte
Location of Chiomonte in Italy
Coordinates: 45°7′N 6°59′E / 45.117°N 6.983°E / 45.117; 6.983
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Frais, Ramat
Government
 • Mayor Silvano Ollivier
Area
 • Total 26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (30 September 2011)[1]
 • Total 931
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chiomontini or Chiomontesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10050
Dialing code 0122
Website Official website

Chiomonte is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Turin. The name of the town derives from the Latin Calcis Mons which refers to the calcium-rich soil of the area. Before the 8th century, Chiomonte was located on the south side of its present valley but, after a landslide, the town was moved to its present location.

Chiomonte borders the following municipalities: Giaglione, Exilles, Gravere, and Usseaux.

Sights include the 15th-century church of Santa Maria.

Chiomonte is known for its ice wine and is one of the few areas in Italy producing this type of wine.

References[edit]

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

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