Orcières

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Orcières
Valley of Prapic
Valley of Prapic
Coat of arms of Orcières
Coat of arms
Location of Orcières
Orcières is located in France
Orcières
Orcières
Orcières is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Orcières
Orcières
Coordinates: 44°41′07″N 6°19′33″E / 44.6853°N 6.3258°E / 44.6853; 6.3258Coordinates: 44°41′07″N 6°19′33″E / 44.6853°N 6.3258°E / 44.6853; 6.3258
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentHautes-Alpes
ArrondissementGap
CantonSaint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur
IntercommunalityHaut Champsaur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Ricou
Area
1
98.27 km2 (37.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
670
 • Density6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
05096 /05170
Elevation1,174–3,117 m (3,852–10,226 ft)
(avg. 1,439 m or 4,721 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department.

Population[change | change source]

Historical population
Year Population ±%
1962 514
1968 734 +42.8%
1975 855 +16.5%
1982 890 +4.1%
1990 841 −5.5%
1999 810 −3.7%
2008 700 −13.6%

Transport[change | change source]

Road[change | change source]

The D76, D474, D475 and D944 roads pass through the commune of Orcières.

Ski resort[change | change source]

The commune has a ski resort called Orcières-Merlette.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Orcières is on the edge of the Écrins National Park. It is also around 10 miles away from the border with the Isere department and 23 miles away from the border with the France-Italy border.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. d'Orcières, Office de tourisme (2018-12-28). "Station de ski des Hautes-Alpes". Orcières Merlette 1850 (in French). Retrieved 2021-01-16.