Chorges

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Chorges
Commune
Porte des Souchons
Porte des Souchons
Coat of arms of Chorges
Coat of arms
Chorges is located in France
Chorges
Chorges
Coordinates: 44°32′47″N 6°16′38″E / 44.5464°N 6.2772°E / 44.5464; 6.2772Coordinates: 44°32′47″N 6°16′38″E / 44.5464°N 6.2772°E / 44.5464; 6.2772
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Chorges
Intercommunality Avance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Durand
Area1 53.34 km2 (20.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,542
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05040 /05230
Elevation 773–2,485 m (2,536–8,153 ft)
(avg. 864 m or 2,835 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.

Chorges is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

It is close to Gap. The name Chorges derives from Latin Catorimagus, itself coming from the Alpine tribe of the Caturiges in the ancient Roman province of Alpes Maritimae.

Location[edit]

The village is 11 km (6.8 mi) away from La Bâtie-Vieille.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,141 —    
1968 1,173 +2.8%
1975 1,242 +5.9%
1982 1,391 +12.0%
1990 1,561 +12.2%
1999 1,882 +20.6%
2008 2,485 +32.0%

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