Novalesa

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Novalesa
Comune di Novalesa
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Location of Novalesa
Novalesa is located in Italy
Novalesa
Novalesa
Location of Novalesa in Italy
Novalesa is located in Piedmont
Novalesa
Novalesa
Novalesa (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°1′E / 45.183°N 7.017°E / 45.183; 7.017
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniS. Pietro, S. Rocco, Villaretto, Ronelle, S. Anna, Borghetto, S. Maria, Fraita
Government
 • MayorSilvano Moscatelli[1]
Area
 • Total28.3 km2 (10.9 sq mi)
Elevation
828 m (2,717 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2012)[3]
 • Total553
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Novalicensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10050
Dialing code0122
WebsiteOfficial website

Novalesa is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 km west of Turin, on the border with France. Novalesa borders the following municipalities: Bessans (France), Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis (France), Mompantero, Moncenisio, Usseglio, and Venaus.

Near the village is Novalesa Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 726. Acting in effect as a forward position for the Franks near their border with the territory of the Lombards, the abbey was strategically placed to control the Via Francigena. The parish church constitutes a site of the Museum of Alpine Religious Art (part of the Diocesan Museum System of Susa).

Near the village there are very high waterfalls, formed by the streams coming from Rocciamelone mountain.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A giugno si voterà a Novalesa, si fa il nome di Pier Luigi Chiaudano come candidato - L'Agenda.News". L'Agenda.News (in Italian). 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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