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A general view of Orelle
A general view of Orelle
Orelle is located in France
Coordinates: 45°12′36″N 6°32′16″E / 45.21°N 6.5378°E / 45.21; 6.5378Coordinates: 45°12′36″N 6°32′16″E / 45.21°N 6.5378°E / 45.21; 6.5378
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Modane
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Aimé Perret
Area1 69.25 km2 (26.74 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 357
 • Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 73194 /73140
Elevation 819–3,400 m (2,687–11,155 ft)
Website http://www.orelle.fr/

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.

Orelle is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

It is connected by the longest télécabine in the world to Plan Bouchet, a skiing area that is part of the 3 vallées, the largest linked ski domain in the world. From there one can access the Val Thorens ski station.

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