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Comunità montana Valdigne Mont Blanc
Communauté de Montagne Valdigne - Mont-Blanc
Italian mountain community
La Salle & Le Mont Blanc.jpg
La Salle with the Mont Blanc in the background
Country  Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Headquarters La Salle
 - coordinates 45°45′N 7°04′E / 45.75°N 7.067°E / 45.75; 7.067
Area 496.50 km² (192 sq mi)
Population 8,852 (2013)
Density 18 /km² (47 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 5 comuni
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Comunità montana Valdigne Mont Blanc ("Valdigne Mont Blanc mountain community", in French Communauté de montagne Valdigne - Mont-Blanc) is an association of 5 comuni in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta.

The name of the Comunità comes from Valdigne, the upper part of the Aosta Valley in north-west Italy, and the Mont Blanc mountain, the highest mountain in the Alps that is on the border between France and Italy. The Mont Blanc is seen from the upper valley of Aosta and the other small valleys that are part of this Comunità.

Purpose

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:

Geography

This Comunità is in the western part of Valle d'Aosta, to the west and northwest of Aosta, the capital city of the region. The comuni are in the upper central valley of the region (the Valdigne) and in a small lateral valley, the Vallon de La Thuile.

The main river in the Comunità is the upper part of the Dora Baltea river that flows through the Comunità from northeast to southwest.

The Comunità montana Valdigne Mont Blanc has a total area of about 496.50 km2 (191.70 sq mi) and a population of 8,852; its population density is of 18 inhabitants/km2.

The headquarters of the mountain community are in La Salle.

The Comunità includes the following comuni:

  Comuni Population
(2013)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
1 Courmayeur 2,836   209.83   13.5
2 La Salle 2,076   83.57   24.8
3 La Thuile 791   126.13   6.3
4 Morgex 2,109   43.30   48.7
5 Pré-Saint-Didier 1,040   33.67   30.9

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