Vallorcine

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Vallorcine
Commune
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
Vallorcine is located in France
Vallorcine
Vallorcine
Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Le Mont-Blanc
Intercommunality SIVOM Mont Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jérémy Vallas
Area1 44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 397
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Urban 60,234
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74290 /74660
Elevation 1,120–3,098 m (3,675–10,164 ft)
Website Vallorcine.com

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.

Vallorcine is a municipality in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Located at the foot of the Mont Blanc Vallorcine is a small ski village located within the Chamonix Valley, forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and show shoeing, Vallorcine has only a small selection of restaurants; all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). Vallorcine is removed from the bustle and tourism of Chamonix; however, it is easily accessible to the large Chamonix resort and its ski areas including Brevent / Flegere Grand Montets Les Houches.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Vallorcine
(Source: Insee[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007
Population 271 314 283 303 329 390 413 416
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
1999: Provisional population (annual survey).

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