La Magdeleine

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La Magdeleine
Comune di La Magdeleine
Commune de La Magdeleine
Coat of arms of La Magdeleine
Coat of arms
Location of La Magdeleine
La Magdeleine is located in Italy
La Magdeleine
La Magdeleine
Location of La Magdeleine in Italy
La Magdeleine is located in Aosta Valley
La Magdeleine
La Magdeleine
La Magdeleine (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°49′N 7°37′E / 45.817°N 7.617°E / 45.817; 7.617Coordinates: 45°49′N 7°37′E / 45.817°N 7.617°E / 45.817; 7.617
CountryItaly
RegionAosta Valley
Provincenone
FrazioniArtaz, Brengon, Clou, Messelod, Vieu
Area
 • Total8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Elevation
1,644 m (5,394 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total108
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11020
Dialing code0166
Saint day23 July
WebsiteOfficial website
the town in spring

La Magdeleine (Valdôtain: La Madéléna) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-west Italy. La Magdeleine is a small ski resort featuring easy slopes, a nordic ski touring route and a snow park for children. It is also a launching base for hand-glider flights. At an altitude of 1644 metres, it is located on the left bank of the Marmore river, in the middle of the Cervino Valley. This mountain settlement in the Aosta Valley is the old centre in the hamlet of Vieu. The town features eight mills, powered by water from a small river, whose origins date back to the XVIII century. La Magdeleine is home to many chapels, including one built in the 1600s which is dedicated to San Rocco, in the hamlet of Messelod. Paleontological remains found at a height of more than 2000 metres (on the slopes of Monte Tantané) suggest that this area was populated during the first Iron Age. In Medieval times, La Magdeleine was part of the Cly Dominion and was economically linked to Châtillon.[3]

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. ^ ""Valle d'Aosta: Official Tourism Website for Aosta Valley"".