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Highest point
Elevation 2,217 m (7,274 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,713 m (5,620 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 45°40′54″N06°13′42″E / 45.68167°N 6.22833°E / 45.68167; 6.22833 Coordinates: 45°40′54″N06°13′42″E / 45.68167°N 6.22833°E / 45.68167; 6.22833 [1]
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Location in the Alps
Location Savoie, France
Parent range Bauges, Western Alps
Age of rock Tertiary

Arcalod is a mountain of Savoie, France. It lies in the Bauges range of the French Prealps and has an elevation of 2,217 metres (7,274 ft) above sea level.

Savoie Department of France in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Savoie is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. Its prefecture is Chambéry; it is located in the French Alps. In 2016, it had a population of 429,681.

France Republic with majority of territory in Europe and numerous oversea territories around the world

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

Bauges mountain range

The Bauges Mountains is a mountain range in eastern France, stretching from the city of Annecy to the city of Chambéry, which is part of the French Prealps.

Arcalod has a prominence of 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) and is thus an ultra prominent peak. [1] It is the 4th most prominent peak in the French Alps. [2]

Topographic prominence characterizes the height of a mountain or hills summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it; it is a measure of the independence of a summit

In topography, prominence measures the height of a mountain or hill's summit relative to the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a summit. A peak's key col is a unique point on this contour line and the parent peak is some higher mountain, selected according to various criteria.

See also

List of Alpine peaks by prominence

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  2. "Pointe d'Arcalod, France". Retrieved 2012-11-01.