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The Monolith of Sardières
The Monolith of Sardières
Sollières-Sardières is located in France
Coordinates: 45°15′54″N 6°48′33″E / 45.265°N 6.8092°E / 45.265; 6.8092Coordinates: 45°15′54″N 6°48′33″E / 45.265°N 6.8092°E / 45.265; 6.8092
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis
 • Mayor Apollon Mestrallet
Area1 33.31 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 192
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73287 / 73500
Elevation 1,232–3,241 m (4,042–10,633 ft)
(avg. 1,270 m or 4,170 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.

Sollières-Sardières is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located the heart of the alps in the upper Maurienne valley 120 km long. Part of the region is within the alpine national park of Vanoise. The remaining land is not included in the protected area called "zone peripherique" which has lesser environmental protection enforcement rules. Some flowers can only be found in the heights of the commune and in boreal regions. It has a small airstrip ICAO code: LFKD

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