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The church tower in Marlhes
The church tower in Marlhes
Marlhes is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Marlhes is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°17′02″N 4°23′44″E / 45.2839°N 4.3956°E / 45.2839; 4.3956Coordinates: 45°17′02″N 4°23′44″E / 45.2839°N 4.3956°E / 45.2839; 4.3956
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Saint-Étienne
Canton Le Pilat
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Monts du Pilat
 • Mayor Jean Gilbert
Area1 32.6 km2 (12.6 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,305
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 42139 /42660
Elevation 810–1,190 m (2,660–3,900 ft)
(avg. 945 m or 3,100 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.

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

Twin towns[edit]

Marlhes is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

Marcellin Champagnat, catholic saint and founder of the Marist Brothers, was born in the village.

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