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|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Massif du Vercors|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Chantal Carlioz|
|• Land1||67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||38548 / 38250|
|Elevation||720–2,286 m (2,362–7,500 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.
1968 Winter Olympics
At the 1968 Winter Olympics held in neighbouring Grenoble, it played host to the luge events. Costing FRF 3,190,000 to complete, the Olympic luge track was completed using 1,400 cubic metres of earthwork and 1,800 cubic metres of reinforced concrete. The facility had three start houses, 132 lighting posts, telephone circuitry, 40 loudspeakers, and a signalling system for the competitors.
|Sport||Length (meters)||Turns||Vertical drop (start to finish)||Average grade (%)|
|Luge - men's singles||1000||11||110||11|
No turn names are given for the track. Data from the women's singles or men's doubles also not given.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Villard-de-Lans is twinned with:
- 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 102-104. (English) & (French) - accessed February 27, 2008.
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