Vars, Hautes-Alpes

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Vars
Commune
The mountainous landscape around Vars
The mountainous landscape around Vars
Coat of arms of Vars
Coat of arms
Vars is located in France
Vars
Vars
Coordinates: 44°35′45″N 6°41′26″E / 44.5958°N 6.6906°E / 44.5958; 6.6906Coordinates: 44°35′45″N 6°41′26″E / 44.5958°N 6.6906°E / 44.5958; 6.6906
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Guillestre
Intercommunality Guillestre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Eyméoud
Area1 92.2 km2 (35.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 606
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05177 /05560
Elevation 1,320–3,381 m (4,331–11,093 ft)
(avg. 1,650 m or 5,410 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.

Vars is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

It is famous for its ski resort, with seven snow parks and 185 kilometres (115 mi) of ski slopes.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 245 —    
1968 433 +76.7%
1975 779 +79.9%
1982 897 +15.1%
1990 941 +4.9%
1999 637 −32.3%
2008 606 −4.9%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Top Resorts for Riding Park". Snowtrax Blog. Retrieved 18 March 2015.