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Bardonecchia
Region Piedmont
Province Turin
Area 132.31 km² (51 sq.mi.)
Population
  – Total
  – Density

3,037 (2001)
23/km² (59.5/sq.mi.)
Elevation 1,312 m (4,304 feet)
Time zone CET: UTC+1
Coordinates 45°05′N 6°42′E1
Postal code 10052
Telephone prefix 0122
External link: Comune di Bardonecchia

Bardonecchia (French Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Occitan Bardonecha) is a town in Italy located in the Province of Turin in the Piedmont. It is in the western Susa Valley. Its patron saint is Hippolytus, whose feast day is 13 August. The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Turin (It. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of UTC+1 time zone, 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... Occitan, or lenga dòc is a Romance language, or a set of Romance languages, spoken mainly in southern France. ... Turin (It. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Susa is a city in Piedmont, Italy. ... Hippolytus, was a writer of the early Church. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ...


The town will host certain events in the 2006 Winter Olympics. The XX Olympic Winter Games will be held in Torino/Turin, Italy from February 10 to February 26, 2006. ...


Geography

The town, which is located about 90 km (56 mi) from Turin at the intersection of four valleys, is surrounded by mountains, including several whose peaks surpass 3000 meters (10,000 feet). Turin (Italian Torino) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...


The town is built along Bardonecchia Stream, a tributary of the Dora Riparia. The historic center is set back and elevated, while the more recent part of town was built around the train station. The town has grown thanks to activities related to customs, logistics, and tourism, and as a result has incorporated some neighboring villages. It is one of the largest towns in the Susa Valley. Dora Riparia is an Italian river, a left-hand tributary of the Po. ...


It is connected to France by the Fréjus Road Tunnel. The Fréjus Tunnel is a road tunnel between Lyon, France and Turin, Italy mainly made by the Italian engineer Germain Sommeiller. ...


External links

  • Official site of the town (in Italian)
This article contains information from the French, Italian, and German Wikipedias.

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Bardonecchia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (278 words)
Bardonecchia (French Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Occitan Bardonecha) is an Italian town located in the Province of Turin, in the Piedmont region.
The town is built along Bardonecchia Stream, a tributary of the Dora Riparia.
Bardonecchia is connected to France by the Fréjus Road Tunnel and by a railroad tunnel, part of a TGV Paris to Milan connection.
Bardonecchia skiing holidays - cheap ski holidays in Bardonecchia, Italy (533 words)
The ski resort of Bardonecchia is located in the Susa Valley in the Piedmont region of Italy, and was one of the first Italian ski areas to be established in the mid ‘30’s.
Bardonecchia is located at a height of 1,300m, and its’ north facing slopes provide the resort with its’ excellent snow record.
Bardonecchia has a fairly relaxed après-ski scene, with 15 restaurants in the resort, mainly offering traditional Italian fare and local wines, and a choice of 10 bars and 3 discos.
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