Orpierre

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Orpierre
An aerial view of the village in Orpierre. The RN75 road leads in from the left, from Eyguians.
An aerial view of the village in Orpierre. The RN75 road leads in from the left, from Eyguians.
Coat of arms of Orpierre
Coat of arms
Orpierre is located in France
Orpierre
Orpierre
Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 5°41′30″E / 44.3139°N 5.6917°E / 44.3139; 5.6917Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 5°41′30″E / 44.3139°N 5.6917°E / 44.3139; 5.6917
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Orpierre
Intercommunality Baronnies
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Julie Ravel
Area1 27.57 km2 (10.64 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 324
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 05097 / 05700
Elevation 619–1,323 m (2,031–4,341 ft)
(avg. 698 m or 2,290 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.

Orpierre is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. The village has multiple venues for sport climbing nearby; one is directly to the north of the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 231 —    
1968 258 +11.7%
1975 257 −0.4%
1982 275 +7.0%
1990 335 +21.8%
1999 256 −23.6%
2008 324 +26.6%

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References[edit]

Climber high on a route near the village
Street scene, Orpierre