Roche, Loire

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Coat of arms of Roche
Coat of arms
Roche is located in France
Coordinates: 45°36′55″N 3°56′46″E / 45.6153°N 3.9461°E / 45.6153; 3.9461Coordinates: 45°36′55″N 3°56′46″E / 45.6153°N 3.9461°E / 45.6153; 3.9461
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Montbrison
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
 • Mayor Philippe Gourbière
Area1 23.33 km2 (9.01 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 253
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42188 /42600
Elevation 756–1,418 m (2,480–4,652 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.

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

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