Comunità montana Grand Combin facts for kids
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|Communauté de Montagne Grand-Combin|
|Italian mountain community|
Overview of Gignod
|Area||437.47 km² (169 sq mi)|
|Density||13 /km² (34 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Comunità is named after the Grand Combin mountain, one of the highest mountains in the Alps. Even if the mountain is completely in Switzerland, it can be seen from the two main valleys that are part of the Comunità.
Its main purpose is to promote the development of the valleys in the preservation of their cultural and environmental heritage. The Comunità also helps with technical assistance to all the comuni of the region.
The main activities have been:
This Comunità is in the northern part of Valle d'Aosta, close to Switzerland. The comuni are in two small mountain valleys: Valle del Gran San Bernardo (French: Vallée du Grand-Saint-Bernard) and Valpelline. There is another smaller valley where is the Bionaz comuni. These three valleys form the larger system of side valleys of the Dora Baltea river.
The main rivers in the Comunità are:
- Buthier, that flows through the Valpelline valley and is 40 km (25 mi) long. It joins the Dora Baltea in Aosta as a left tributary.
- Artanavaz, that flows through the Gran San Bernardo valley, is 20 km (12 mi) long and is a right tributary of the Buthier.
The Comunità montana Grand Combin has a total area of about 437.47 km2 (168.91 sq mi) and a population of 5,825; its population density is of 13 inhabitants/km2.
The headquarters of the mountain community are in Gignod.
The Comunità includes the following comuni:
|Gran San Bernado valley|
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