Villar-d'Arêne

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Villar-d'Arêne
Commune
A general view of the village from the nearby hillside
A general view of the village from the nearby hillside
Coat of arms of Villar-d'Arêne
Coat of arms
Villar-d'Arêne is located in France
Villar-d'Arêne
Villar-d'Arêne
Coordinates: 45°02′37″N 6°20′15″E / 45.0436°N 6.3375°E / 45.0436; 6.3375Coordinates: 45°02′37″N 6°20′15″E / 45.0436°N 6.3375°E / 45.0436; 6.3375
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Briançon-1
Intercommunality Briançon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Xavier Crêt
Area1 77.51 km2 (29.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 284
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05181 /05480
Elevation 1,519–3,883 m (4,984–12,740 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.

Villar-d'Arêne is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France, between Grenoble and Briançon. It is in the French Alps, in Massif des Écrins. Near this village located in the Romanche valey, there is La Grave and Col du Lautaret. The access of the valley and its communes is departmental route 1091 (ex-national route 91) (Grenoble – Le Bourg-d'Oisans – Briançon).

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 146 —    
1968 160 +9.6%
1975 155 −3.1%
1982 184 +18.7%
1990 178 −3.3%
1999 219 +23.0%
2008 284 +29.7%
2013 324 +14.1%
2014 330 +1.9%

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