Claviere

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Claviere
Comune di Claviere
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Coat of arms of Claviere
Coat of arms
Location of Claviere
Claviere is located in Italy
Claviere
Claviere
Location of Claviere in Italy
Claviere is located in Piedmont
Claviere
Claviere
Claviere (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°56′N 6°45′E / 44.933°N 6.750°E / 44.933; 6.750Coordinates: 44°56′N 6°45′E / 44.933°N 6.750°E / 44.933; 6.750
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorFranco Capra
Area
 • Total2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Elevation
1,760 m (5,770 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total209
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Clavieresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10050
Dialing code0122
WebsiteOfficial website

Claviere is a municipality in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of the centre of Turin, near the border with France. Claviere is a small, but well equipped skiing village. The snow season lasts from December to April. The parish church has a Gothic-style portal.

History[edit]

Claviere (known as Clavières until the early 19th century) was already known in Roman times due to its strategical position near the Col de Montgenèvre. In 1713, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia after the Peace of Utrecht. Claviere was mostly destroyed during World War II. After the conflict, the boundary between France and Italy was moved so that it divided the village in two. The previous frontier was restored in 1974.

Resorts[edit]

Claviere is a part of the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area in Italy, where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held. Resorts linked include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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