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Comunità montana Walser Alta Valle del Lys
Communauté de Montagne Walser Haute Vallée du Lys
Italian mountain community
Siège Communauté mont Walser haute vallée du Lys.JPG
Headquarters of the community at Issime
Country  Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Headquarters Issime
 - coordinates 45°41′N 7°51′E / 45.683°N 7.850°E / 45.683; 7.850
Area 203.02 km² (78 sq mi)
Population 2,025 (2013)
Density 10 /km² (26 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 4 comuni
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Comunità montana Walser Alta Valle del Lys ("Walser Upper Lys Valley mountain community", in French Communauté de montagne Walser Haute Vallée du Lys, in German Walser Berggemeinschaft Oberlystal) is an association of 4 comuni in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta.

The name of the Comunità comes from the Walser people that live in the upper Lys or Gressoney valley, in the comuni Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Gressoney-La-Trinité and Issime. The Walser people came from the Swiss canton of Valais; they speak a German dialect.


Walsergemeinschaft Oberlystal AO
Entrance of Walsergemeinschaft Oberlystal

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 eastern part of Valle d'Aosta, to the east of Aosta, the capital city of the region. The comuni are in a small valley, the Lys or Gressoney valley. This small valley is lateral to the main valley of Aosta and through it flows the Lys river.

The Comunità montana Walser Alta Valle del Lys has a total area of about 203.02 km2 (78.39 sq mi) and a population of 2,025; its population density is of 10 inhabitants/km2.

The headquarters of the mountain community are in Issime.

The Comunità includes the following comuni:

  Comuni Population
1 Gaby 477   32.50   14.7
2 Gressoney-La-Trinité 305   65.85   4.6
3 Gressoney-Saint-Jean 815   69.65   11.7
4 Issime 428   35.02   12.2

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