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Comune di Issime
Commune d'Issime
Gemeindeverwaltung Eischeme
Saint James Church
Saint James Church
Issime is located in Italy
Location of Issime in Italy
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province none
Frazioni Official toponyms in French, in brackets the version in töitschu:
Bioley (Biouley), Ceresole (Di Zinnisili), Champriond (Tschendriun), Chef-lieu (Duarf or Hauptort), Chincheré (Tschentschiri), Crest (Krecht), Crose (Kruasi), Cugna (Künju), Fontaineclaire (Funtrunkieeru), Grand Champ (Gran Tschamp), Grand Praz (Gran Proa), Nicche (Nicke), Plane (Pioani), Praz (Proa), Preit (Preite), Proasch (Proasch), Ribola (Ribulu), Riccard (Rickard), Riccourt (Rickurt), Riccourt Dessus (Z’uabra Rickurt), Riva (Réivu), Rollie (Rolji), Seingles (Zéngji), Seingles Dessus (Z’uabra Zéngji), Stein (Stein), Tontinel (Tuntelentsch), Vecchaus (Vetschus), Zan (San)
 • Mayor Christian Linty
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 956 m (3,136 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 404
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Issimesi (in Italian)
Issimois (in French)
Eischemeyra (in töitschu)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11020
Dialing code 0125
Patron saint Saint James
Saint day 25 July
Website Official website

Issime (Éischemtöitschu: Éischeme; German: Einsimmen[2][3]) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. About a third of its population speak Walser German.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Die Alpen, June 2011, p.29
  3. ^ Obsolete. Recent works in German indicate the official French name only - cf. Liederbuch von Gressoney und Issime and Peter Zürrer, Sprachkontakt in Walser Dialekten: Gressoney und Issime im Aostatal (Italien).

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