Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
Church of St. Martin in Odeillo.
Church of St. Martin in Odeillo.
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via is located in France
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
Coordinates: 42°29′54″N 2°02′05″E / 42.4983°N 2.0347°E / 42.4983; 2.0347Coordinates: 42°29′54″N 2°02′05″E / 42.4983°N 2.0347°E / 42.4983; 2.0347
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Saillagouse
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Louis Demelin
Area1 29.60 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 1,992
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66124 / 66120
Elevation 1,312–2,212 m (4,304–7,257 ft)
(avg. 1,800 m or 5,900 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (Catalan: Font-romeu, Odelló i Vià), or Odeillo, is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales and Cerdagne near the Spanish border in the south of France.

It also is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and the oldest in the Pyrenees.

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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via is located in the canton of Saillagouse and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via and its surrounding communes

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Solar Power[edit]

The solar furnace at Odeillo can reach temperatures up to 3,500 °C (6,330 °F)

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