Quart (Aosta Valley)
|Residents||4,106 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density||66 inhabitants / km²|
|Patron saint||St. Helena|
The place name is derived from the Latin expression Ad quartum from Augusta lapidem , which means "at the fourth milestone of Aosta" in German.
The village is on the edge of the Plaine d'Aoste region at an altitude of 535 m on the left side of the Dora Baltea ; the area of the municipality is 62 square kilometers and extends up to a height of 3,205 m. The scattered settlement includes several villages spread over the heights: Argnod, Éclou, L'Amérique, Les Cleyves, Trois-Villes, La Montagne, Villair de Quart, Villefranche, Ville-sur-Nus, Villeneuve, Champlan, Larey, Avisod, Bagnère, Chantignan, Chétoz, La Combe, Cort, Crétallaz, Créton, Effraz, Jeanceyaz, Morgonaz, Olleyes, Porsan, Seran, Teppe, Lillaz, Vignil, Povil and Vollein.
In the Middle Ages, the place was the seat of the dominion Quart. The parish church is first mentioned in the 12th century. Quart Castle dates from the 12th century .