Vallorcine

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Vallorcine
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
Vallorcine is located in France
Vallorcine
Vallorcine
Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Canton Canton of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Intercommunality SIVOM Mont Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Claude Piccot
Area
 • Land1 44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 60,234
 • Population2 423
 • Population2 density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74290 / 74660
Elevation 1,120–3,098 m (3,675–10,164 ft)
Website Vallorcine.com

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.

Vallorcine is a municipality in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Located at the foot of the Mont Blanc Vallorcine is a tiny and so far unspoilt little ski village located within the Chamonix Valley and forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and perhaps show shoeing and a very small selection of restaurants, all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). From Vallorcine to Chamonix you can easily enter the hussle of this large resort and its ski areas including Brevent / Flegere Grand Montets Les Houches.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Vallorcine
(Source: Insee[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007
Population 271 314 283 303 329 390 413 416
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
1999: Provisional population (annual survey).

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