La Tourette

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For the convent near Lyon, see Sainte Marie de La Tourette. For the housing complex in Marseille, see La Tourette (Marseille).
La Tourette
Coat of arms of La Tourette
Coat of arms
La Tourette is located in France
La Tourette
La Tourette
Coordinates: 45°24′56″N 4°05′06″E / 45.4156°N 4.085°E / 45.4156; 4.085Coordinates: 45°24′56″N 4°05′06″E / 45.4156°N 4.085°E / 45.4156; 4.085
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Saint-Bonnet-le-Château
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Bonnet-le-Château
 • Mayor Alain Marquet
Area1 5.65 km2 (2.18 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 424
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42312 / 42380
Elevation 619–872 m (2,031–2,861 ft)
(avg. 800 m or 2,600 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.

La Tourette is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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