Guillestre

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Guillestre
A panoramic view of Guillestre to the right, and the village of Risoul, left
A panoramic view of Guillestre to the right, and the village of Risoul, left
Coat of arms of Guillestre
Coat of arms
Guillestre is located in France
Guillestre
Guillestre
Coordinates: 44°40′N 6°39′E / 44.66°N 6.65°E / 44.66; 6.65Coordinates: 44°40′N 6°39′E / 44.66°N 6.65°E / 44.66; 6.65
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Guillestre
Intercommunality Guillestre
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Leterrier[1]
Area1 51.29 km2 (19.80 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,367
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05065 /05600
Elevation 867–2,694 m (2,844–8,839 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The village lies in the northwestern part of the commune, on the left bank of the Chagne, a stream, tributary of the Guil, which forms all of the commune's northern border, before flowing into the Durance, which forms part of the commune's western border. The village also lies high within the alps of France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,448 —    
1968 1,479 +2.1%
1975 1,466 −0.9%
1982 1,937 +32.1%
1990 2,000 +3.3%
1999 2,211 +10.5%
2008 2,290 +3.6%
2012 2,367 +3.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of mayors of the Hautes-Alpes department". Prefecture of Hautes-Alpes (in French). 3 June 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.