Limone Piemonte

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Limone Piemonte

Limon
Comune di Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte in winter, at sunset
Limone Piemonte in winter, at sunset
Coat of arms of Limone Piemonte
Coat of arms
Location of Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte is located in Italy
Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte
Location of Limone Piemonte in Italy
Limone Piemonte is located in Piedmont
Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°12′N 7°34′E / 44.200°N 7.567°E / 44.200; 7.567Coordinates: 44°12′N 7°34′E / 44.200°N 7.567°E / 44.200; 7.567
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceProvince of Cuneo (CN)
FrazioniFantino, Limonetto, Panice Soprana, Panice Sottana, San Bernardo, Tetti Mecci
Government
 • MayorMassimo Riberi (lista civica Viviamo Limone)
Area
 • Total71.3 km2 (27.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1,009 m (3,310 ft)
Population
 (September 2017)[2]
 • Total1,474
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Limonese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12015
Dialing code0171
Patron saintSaint Peter
Saint day1st Sunday of August
WebsiteOfficial website

Limone Piemonte (Vivaro-Alpine: Limon) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Cuneo, on the border with France. As of September 2017, it had a population of 1,476 and an area of 71.3 square kilometres (27.5 sq mi).[3]

Limone in the spring period

The train reached Limone in 1891 and made it to be a "ski-station", after in 1897 the skis arrived in Italy. In 1907 a competition began the official history of ski in Limone and in 2007 the town celebrated the "Century of skiing". Its fortune was permitted also by the presence of the Col de Tende Road Tunnel, which connected the town with many rich and famous locations, such as Montecarlo, Nice and Sanremo. Limone Piemonte borders the following municipalities: Boves, Briga Alta, Chiusa di Pesio, Entracque, La Brigue (France), Peveragno, Tende (France), Vernante, Robilante, Roccavione, Borgo San Dalmazzo.

Ski resort[edit]

Limone Piemonte is one of the oldest ski resorts in Italy. The Riserva Bianca (eng: White Reserve) consists in about 80 kilometres of trails, served by 1 gondola lift, 10 chairlifts, 3 ski lifts and 2 carpets: it connects three different ski areas (Limone-Sole, Tre Amis, Limonetto) while a forth one (Limone-Cros), too far from the other three, was abandoned in 1998. The resort hosted several editions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the FIS Snowboard World Cup. Before the beginning of the 2006 Winter Olympics its trails had been chosen as an alternative location for skiing and snowboarding training and competitions, in case of lack of snow in the Susa Valley, so they had been homologated to the standards and equipped with newer chairlifts. Moreover, thanks to the presence of untouched fields and to the heavy winter snowfall of this section of the Alps, Limone is becoming more and more famous for off-piste skiing.

Demographic evolution[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Limone Piemonte at Wikimedia Commons