Prunières, Hautes-Alpes

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The church and surrounding area, in Prunières
The church and surrounding area, in Prunières
Coat of arms of Prunières
Coat of arms
Prunières is located in France
Coordinates: 44°32′34″N 6°20′03″E / 44.5427°N 6.3342°E / 44.5427; 6.3342Coordinates: 44°32′34″N 6°20′03″E / 44.5427°N 6.3342°E / 44.5427; 6.3342
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Chorges
Intercommunality Savinois–Serre Ponçon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Fusina
Area1 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 289
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05106 /05230
Elevation 770–2,390 m (2,530–7,840 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 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.

Prunières is a commune in the Hautes Alpes department in southeastern France.


It is close to Chorges which is the closest commerce town. Bigger towns near Prunières include Gap (25 km) to the west or Embrun (15 km) to the east. Prunières is located close to the Lac de Serre-Ponçon, one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe, and surrounded by gorgeous mountains.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 154 —    
1968 154 +0.0%
1975 121 −21.4%
1982 138 +14.0%
1990 175 +26.8%
1999 232 +32.6%
2008 289 +24.6%


The main activity in the winter is skiing, while one can enjoy mountain climbing/hiking and water activities on the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.

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