|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Yvon Denambride|
|• Land1||15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||74294 / 74440|
|Elevation||654–2,092 m (2,146–6,864 ft)
(avg. 788 m or 2,585 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.
Verchaix is located on a small plateau above the north bank of the river Giffre. The commune spans an altitude of 654m to 2092m.
There are a small number of hotels and restaurants and Verchaix is a summer and skiing holiday destination.
The name Verchaix is taken from the verdant south-facing slopes that have traditionally been used in viticulture.
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