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Orcières
Valley of Prapic
Valley of Prapic
Coat of arms of Orcières
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur
Intercommunality Haut Champsaur
Area
1
98.27 km2 (37.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)
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Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
05096 /05170
Elevation 1,174–3,117 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

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
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

Road

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

Ski resort

The commune has a ski resort called Orcières-Merlette.

Geography

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.

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