Verchaix

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Verchaix
Commune
Verchaix - Croix.JPG
Coat of arms of Verchaix
Coat of arms
Verchaix is located in France
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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Cluses
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joël Vaudey
Area1 15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 692
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74294 /74440
Elevation 654–2,092 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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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