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
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Saillagouse
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Louis Demelin
Area
 • Land1 29.60 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 1,992
 • Population2 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.

Solar Power[edit]

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

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