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Coat of arms of Écoche
Coat of arms
Écoche is located in France
Coordinates: 46°09′42″N 4°17′54″E / 46.1617°N 4.2983°E / 46.1617; 4.2983Coordinates: 46°09′42″N 4°17′54″E / 46.1617°N 4.2983°E / 46.1617; 4.2983
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Roanne
Canton Charlieu
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Belmont-de-la-Loire
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Defaye
Area1 11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 413
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42086 /42670
Elevation 373–791 m (1,224–2,595 ft)
(avg. 430 m or 1,410 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.

Écoche is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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