Bessans

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Bessans
The town hall, war memorial and church in Bessans
The town hall, war memorial and church in Bessans
Coat of arms of Bessans
Location of Bessans
Bessans is located in France
Bessans
Bessans
Bessans is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bessans
Bessans
Coordinates: 45°19′N 7°00′E / 45.32°N 7.00°E / 45.32; 7.00Coordinates: 45°19′N 7°00′E / 45.32°N 7.00°E / 45.32; 7.00
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne
CantonModane
IntercommunalityHaute Maurienne-Vanoise
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jérémy Tracq
Area
1
154.01 km2 (59.46 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
359
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73040 /73480
Elevation1,673–3,752 m (5,489–12,310 ft)
(avg. 1,835 m or 6,020 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bessans is a commune. It is in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in the Savoie department in southeast France.[2] It is known for its large Nordic skiing area in the winter and for its trekking and mountain climbing opportunities in the summer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. Commune de Bessans (73040), INSEE