Villaroger

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Villaroger
Villaroger is located in France
Villaroger
Villaroger
Coordinates: 45°35′31″N 6°52′30″E / 45.5919°N 6.875°E / 45.5919; 6.875Coordinates: 45°35′31″N 6°52′30″E / 45.5919°N 6.875°E / 45.5919; 6.875
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Intercommunality Haute Tarentaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gaston Pascal-Mousselard
Area1 28.15 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 407
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,708
INSEE/Postal code 73323 / 73640
Elevation 859–3,779 m (2,818–12,398 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.

Villaroger is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is situated in the upper Tarentaise Valley, between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Tignes.

The commune of Villaroger extends from 850m at the river Isère up to 3779m at the Mont Pourri. Villaroger is made up of several hamlets, the main village being at 1075m. The name Villaroger comes from “Villarium Ogerii” which indicates the existence of a villa during the Middle Ages, which belonged to a certain Oger or Ogier, a family name particularly common among the French during the 5th and the 6th centuries.

For years the main source of income has been farming and cheese production. In addition to these traditional ways of life, tourism now plays an important part. Villaroger has been linked to Les Arcs by a three man chairlift since 1982. Its geographical situation and landscape lends itself to numerous winter and summer activities.

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