Lélex

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Lélex
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Lélex
Coat of arms
Lélex is located in France
Lélex
Lélex
Coordinates: 46°18′17″N 5°56′36″E / 46.3047°N 5.9433°E / 46.3047; 5.9433Coordinates: 46°18′17″N 5°56′36″E / 46.3047°N 5.9433°E / 46.3047; 5.9433
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Gex
Intercommunality Pays de Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Danièle Gabriel-Robez
Area1 17.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 225
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01210 / 01410
Elevation 720–1,703 m (2,362–5,587 ft)
(avg. 889 m or 2,917 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.

Lélex is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

Mountain sports[edit]

View from the top of the ski lift

Lélex is known as the highest ski resort of the Jura Mountains (1680 m).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 782 —    
1800 794 +1.5%
1806 796 +0.3%
1821 512 −35.7%
1831 578 +12.9%
1836 563 −2.6%
1841 558 −0.9%
1846 529 −5.2%
1851 540 +2.1%
1856 530 −1.9%
1861 521 −1.7%
1866 546 +4.8%
1872 541 −0.9%
1876 520 −3.9%
1881 525 +1.0%
1886 518 −1.3%
1891 492 −5.0%
1896 485 −1.4%
1901 488 +0.6%
1906 484 −0.8%
1911 480 −0.8%
1921 382 −20.4%
1926 346 −9.4%
1931 280 −19.1%
1936 261 −6.8%
1946 189 −27.6%
1954 169 −10.6%
1962 156 −7.7%
1968 184 +17.9%
1975 183 −0.5%
1982 203 +10.9%
1990 232 +14.3%
1999 221 −4.7%
2008 225 +1.8%

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