Orelle

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Orelle
Coordinates: 45°12′36″N6°32′16″E / 45.21°N 6.5378°E / 45.21; 6.5378 Coordinates: 45°12′36″N6°32′16″E / 45.21°N 6.5378°E / 45.21; 6.5378
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Modane
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Aimé Perret
Area
1
69.25 km2 (26.74 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
338
  Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73194 /73140
Elevation819–3,400 m (2,687–11,155 ft)
Website http://www.orelle.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Orelle (French pronunciation:  [ɔʁɛl] ) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

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It is connected by the longest télécabine in the world to Plan Bouchet, a skiing area that is part of the 3 vallées, the largest linked ski domain in the world. From there one can access the Val Thorens ski station.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.