Verchaix

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Verchaix
Verchaix - Croix.JPG
Coat of arms of Verchaix
Coat of arms
Location of Verchaix
Verchaix is located in France
Verchaix
Verchaix
Verchaix is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Verchaix
Verchaix
Coordinates: 46°05′50″N 6°40′37″E / 46.0972°N 6.6769°E / 46.0972; 6.6769Coordinates: 46°05′50″N 6°40′37″E / 46.0972°N 6.6769°E / 46.0972; 6.6769
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementBonneville
CantonCluses
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joël Vaudey
Area
1
15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
759
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74294 /74440
Elevation654–2,092 m (2,146–6,864 ft)
(avg. 788 m or 2,585 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Verchaix is located on a small plateau above the north bank of the river Giffre. The commune spans an altitude of 654m to 2092m.

Industry[edit]

There are a small number of hotels and restaurants and Verchaix is a summer and skiing holiday destination.

Name[edit]

The name Verchaix is taken from the verdant south-facing slopes that have traditionally been used in viticulture.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.