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Vars
The mountainous landscape around Vars
The mountainous landscape around Vars
Coat of arms of Vars
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Guillestre
Intercommunality Guillestre
Area
1
92.2 km2 (35.6 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
05177 /05560
Elevation 1,320–3,381 m (4,331–11,093 ft)
(avg. 1,650 m or 5,410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vars is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department.

Ski resort

It is famous for its ski resort that has 185 kilometres of ski slopes.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 245 —    
1968 433 +76.7%
1975 779 +79.9%
1982 897 +15.1%
1990 941 +4.9%
1999 637 −32.3%
2008 606 −4.9%
Pâturage dans le vallon de Valbelle (Vars, Hautes-Alpes) - panoramio
The landscape around Vars in the summer

Transport

Road

The D431 and D902 roads pass through Vars.

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