Chiomonte

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Chiomonte
Comune di Chiomonte
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Location of Chiomonte
Chiomonte is located in Italy
Chiomonte
Chiomonte
Location of Chiomonte in Italy
Chiomonte is located in Piedmont
Chiomonte
Chiomonte
Chiomonte (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°7′N 6°59′E / 45.117°N 6.983°E / 45.117; 6.983
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniFrais, Ramat
Government
 • MayorSilvano Ollivier
Area
 • Total26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation
750 m (2,460 ft)
Population
(30 September 2011)[1]
 • Total931
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chiomontini or Chiomontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10050
Dialing code0122
WebsiteOfficial 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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