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Aosta Valley

Aosta Valley
NameAosta Valley
Italian NameValle d'Aosta
Vallée d'Aoste
Region CoaValle d'Aosta-Stemma.svg
Coa Size50px
Lat Deg45|lat_min=44|lat_sec=49
Lon Deg7|lon_min=26|lon_sec=21
FlagFlag of Valle d'Aosta.svg
AnthemMontagnes Valdôtaines
CapitalAosta
Area3263
Area Rank20th
Area Percent1.1
Population128000
Pop Rank20th
Pop Percent0.2
Pop Date01-01-2011
Off LangItalian, French
Citizenship It95%
Autonomousautonomous
GDP3.9
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita30,300
GDP Cap Year2008
Websitewww.regione.vda.it
LeaderAugusto Rollandin
Leader PartyUV
NUTSITC

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The Aosta Valley ( , , ) is a mountainous semi-autonomous region in north-western Italy. It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.

With an area of 3263 km2 (1259.9 sqmi) and a population of about 130,000, it is the smallest, least populous, and least densely populated region of Italy. It is the only Italian region which has no provinces (the province of Aosta was dissolved in 1945). Provincial administrative functions are provided by the regional government. The region is divided into 74 comuni (communes).

The native population speak Valdôtain, a form of Franco-Provençal (Arpitan), as their first language, while in the Lys Valley there is a Walser German speaking minority. The regional capital is Aosta.


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