Infobox CityIT
official_name = Comune di Bionaz
img_coa = Bionaz-Stemma.png img_coa_small =

image_caption =
region = RegioneIT|sigla=VAO
province = none
mayor = Armando Chentre (elected 2005-05-09)
mayor_party =
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 1606
area_footnotes =
area_total_km2 = 142.82
population_footnotes =
population_as_of = 31-12-2006
population_total = 241
pop_density_footnotes =
population_density_km2 = 2
coordinates = coord|45|52|0|N|7|25|0|E|region:IT_type:city(241)
gentilic = Bionesi or Bionassins
telephone = 0165
postalcode = 11010
frazioni = See Villages, hamlets and other centres
saint = Saint Margaret
day = 20 July
mapx = #expr:45 + 52 / 60.0
mapy = #expr:7 + 25 / 60.0
locator_position =
native_name = Bionaz
name = Bionaz
website =
The Commune of Bionaz (French: "Commune de Bionaz"; Italian: "Comune di Bionaz"; known during the years 1939–46 as "Biona") is a sparsely populated municipality which extends over 143 km² of the Valpelline area of the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. The commune lies on the left side of the river Dora Baltea. The population of c. 240 is dispersed among twenty or more small alpine villages and hamlets including Biona itself, which is the main centre and "capoluogo". The commune belongs to the Comunità Montana Grand Combin.

Villages, hamlets and other centres

The commune’s statute harv|Ministero dell’Interno|2002 designates the following localities, in addition to the "capoluogo" of Bionaz itself, as "frazioni". Where the official form of the name differs from the name in common use, the latter is given in brackets harv|Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta|2005:
*Les Balmes (Balmes)
*Chez-Chenoux (Chez Chenoux)
*Chez-Noyer (Chez Noyer)
*Chez-les-Merloz (Chez les Merloz)
*Les Crêtes (Cretes)
*Les Dzovennoz (Dzovennoz)
*Les Ley (Ley) [Les Ley (Ley) is named in the statute as Ly]
*Le Moulin (Moulin)
*Les Places (Places)
*La Quelod (La Quellod)
*Les Rey (Rey)
*Les Rus (Ru) [Les Rus (Ru) is named in the statute as Rû]
*Les Vagères (Vagère)
*Le Vianoz (Lo Vianoz)

The following localities, villages and other places not formally designated as "frazioni", are also listed in the bulletin:
*Chamein (Chamin)
*Chez-Badin (Chez Badin)
*Le Clos-Neuf (Clou Neuf)
*La Ferrère (La Ferrera)
*La Léchère
*Plan-de-Veyne (Plan de Veyne)
*Propéraz (Propera)

Within the boundaries of the commune there are also three "rifugi" (mountain huts) which provide accommodation for climbers:
* Rifugio Prarayer - 2,005 m
* Rifugio Aosta - 2,788 m
* Rifugio Nacamuli al Col Collon - 2,818 m



author=Ministero dell’Interno
title=Statuto del Comune di Bionaz
title=Bollettino Ufficiale della Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta
date=11 January 2005
author=Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta

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