Verchaix

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Coordinates: 46°05′50″N6°40′37″E / 46.0972°N 6.6769°E / 46.0972; 6.6769 Coordinates: 46°05′50″N6°40′37″E / 46.0972°N 6.6769°E / 46.0972; 6.6769
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Bonneville
Canton Cluses
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Joël Vaudey
Area
1
15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
752
  Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74294 /74440
Elevation654–2,092 m (2,146–6,864 ft)
(avg. 788 m or 2,585 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Verchaix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

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Geography

Verchaix is located on a small plateau above the north bank of the river Giffre. The commune spans an altitude of 654m to 2092m.

Industry

There are a small number of hotels and restaurants and Verchaix is a summer and skiing holiday destination.

Name

The name Verchaix is taken from the verdant south-facing slopes that have traditionally been used in viticulture.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.