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Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Italy)
Country Italy
region Aosta Valley
Coordinates 45 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 49'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 47 '0 "  N , 7 ° 49' 0"  E
height 1385  m slm
surface 69 km²
Residents 795 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 12 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 11025
prefix 0125
ISTAT number 007033
Popular name Gressonari (Italian)
Gressonards (French)
Greschoneyer (German)
Greschoneyra (Walser German)
Patron saint John the Baptist
Website Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Castle of the House of Savoy
Castle of the House of Savoy

Gressoney-Saint-Jean ( Walser German Greschòney zer Chilchu ) is an Italian commune in the Aosta Valley region and is the sponsor of the TCI's Bandiera Arancione .

Dates and location

The community has 795 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019).

It consists of the districts (ital. Frazioni, frz. Hameaux ) Bieltschòcke, Bode, Chaschtal, Dresal, Loomatto (Loomatten), Méttelteil (middle part), Mettie, Noversch, Òbre Biel, Òbre Champsil, Òbro Verdebio, Òndteil (lower part), Òndre Biel, Òndre Champsil, Òndro Verdebio, Perletoa, Predeloasch, Stocket, Trentostäg, Tschemenoal (Chemonal), Tschoarde, Tschossil and Woald.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is located in the Lystal and belongs to the Union of Aosta Valley Walser communities . The neighboring municipalities are Ayas , Brusson , Gaby , Gressoney-La-Trinité , Rassa ( VC ) and Riva Valdobbia (VC).

Language and history

The population is Walser ; especially the older generations are still speaking German today. In Walser German , the community territory is divided into a central part and a lower part; the village center around the church is called the square or Zer Chilchu .


The Castel Savoia of the House of Savoy was built at the instigation of Queen Margaret of Savoy as a summer residence at the end of the 19th century. There is an alpine botanical garden near the castle.

Web links

Commons : Gressoney-Saint-Jean  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Bandiera Arancione. In: Retrieved September 20, 2017 (Italian).