|Comune di Limone Piemonte|
Location of Limone Piemonte in Italy
|Coordinates: 44°12′N 7°34′E / 44.200°N 7.567°ECoordinates: 44°12′N 7°34′E / 44.200°N 7.567°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Cuneo (CN)|
|• Mayor||Angelo fruttero|
|• Total||71.3 km2 (27.5 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||22/km2 (57/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Peter|
|Saint day||1st Sunday of August|
Limone Piemonte is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Cuneo, on the border with France. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,572 and an area of 71.3 square kilometres (27.5 sq mi).
The train reached Limone in 1891 and made it to be a "ski-station", after in 1897 the skis arrived in Italy. In 1907 a competition began the official history of ski in Limone. And in 2007 the village celebrated the "Century of skiing".
Limone Piemonte borders the following municipalities: Boves, Briga Alta, Chiusa di Pesio, Entracque, La Brigue (France), Peveragno, Tende (France), Vernante, Robilante, Roccavione, Borgo San Dalmazzo.
Limone Piemone is one of the oldest ski area in Italy. Actually it consists in about 80 kilometres of trails, served by 1 gondola, 10 chairlifts, 3 ski lifts and 2 carpets. The resort hosted several editions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the FIS Snowboard World Cup.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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