Limone Piemonte

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Limone Piemonte
Limon
Comune
Comune di Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte is located in Italy
Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte
Location of Limone Piemonte in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Fantino, Limonetto, Panice Soprana, Panice Sottana, San Bernardo, Tetti Mecci
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Fruttero
Area
 • Total 71.3 km2 (27.5 sq mi)
Population (September 2017)
 • Total 1,476
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Limonese(i)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 12015
Dialing code 0171
Patron saint Saint Peter
Saint day 1st Sunday of August
Website Official website
Limone in the spring period

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).[1]

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 village celebrated the "Century of skiing".

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 Piemone is one of the oldest ski area in Italy. It consists in about 80 kilometres of trails, served by 1 gondola, 10 chairlifts, 3 ski lifts and 2 carpets. The resort hosted several editions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the FIS Snowboard World Cup.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Limone Piemonte at Wikimedia Commons