Valle d'Aosta - Geographical Position
Lying in the upper basin of the Dora Baltea river, it occupies the north-western extremity of Italian territory, bordering with Switzerland (north) and France (west). To the east and south it borders with Piedmont, of which it formed part until 1948, when it became an autonomous region with a special statute.
The Valle d'Aosta is the smallest region in the Italian Republic and is also the most thinly populated, with the lowest population density. It is the only region without the territorial and administrative body known as the Province.