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Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339Coordinates: 46°02′07″N 6°56′02″E / 46.0353°N 6.9339°E / 46.0353; 6.9339{{#coordinates:46.0353|6.9339|type:city(423)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Rhône-Alpes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Haute-Savoie</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Canton of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> SIVOM Mont Blanc</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008-2014) </th><td> Claude Piccot</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 423</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Urban</th><td> 60,234</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 74290 / 74660</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Website</th><td> Vallorcine.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.</td></tr></table>

Vallorcine is a municipality in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Geography

Located at the foot of the Mont Blanc Vallorcine is a tiny and so far unspoilt little ski village located within the Chamonix Valley and forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and perhaps show shoeing and a very small selection of restaurants, all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). From Vallorcine to Chamonix you can easily enter the hussle of this large resort and its ski areas including Brevent / Flegere Grand Montets Les Houches.

Demography

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View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
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Historical population of Vallorcine
(Source: Insee[1])
Year19621968197519821990199920062007
Population271314283303329390413416
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
1999: Provisional population (annual survey).

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