Arvier (Valdôtain: Arvì or Arvë; Arpitan: Arviér); is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.

Arvier
Comune di Arvier
Commune d'Arvier
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Coat of arms of Arvier
Coat of arms
Location of Arvier
Arvier is located in Italy
Arvier
Arvier
Location of Arvier in Italy
Arvier is located in Aosta Valley
Arvier
Arvier
Arvier (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667
CountryItaly
RegionAosta Valley
Provincenone
FrazioniBaise-Pierre, Chamençon, Chamin, Chez les Fournier, Chez les Garin, Chez les Moget, Chez les Roset, Grand Haury, La Crête, La Ravoire, Léverogne, Mécosse, Petit Haury, Planaval, Rochefort, Verney
Area
 • Total33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation
776 m (2,546 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2006)[2]
 • Total858
 • Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arvelains
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11011
Dialing code0165
Patron saintSaint Sulpice
Saint day17 January
WebsiteOfficial website
The town Hall

GeographyEdit

 
Location of the commune of Arvier within the Valle d'Aosta

WineEdit

The local wine, Enfer d'Arvier, had its own DOC designation before being subsumed into the Valle d'Aosta DOC. It is a blend made primarily from the Petit Rouge grape with lesser amounts of Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.[3]

PeopleEdit

Arvier was the birthplace of Maurice Garin, the winner of the original Tour de France in 1903. His family migrated to Northern France in 1885.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" p. 274 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8