Villaroger

Villaroger is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is situated in the upper Tarentaise Valley, between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Tignes.

Villaroger
The town hall in Villaroger
Location of Villaroger
Villaroger
Villaroger
Coordinates: 45°35′31″N 6°52′30″E
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementAlbertville
CantonBourg-Saint-Maurice
IntercommunalityHaute Tarentaise
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Alain Emprin
Area
1
28.15 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
393
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
  Urban
16,708
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73323 /73640
Elevation859–3,779 m (2,818–12,398 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The commune of Villaroger extends from 850m at the river Isère up to 3779m at the Mont Pourri. Villaroger is made up of several hamlets, the main village being at 1075m. The name Villaroger comes from “Villarium Ogerii” which indicates the existence of a villa during the Middle Ages, which belonged to a certain Oger or Ogier, a family name particularly common among the French during the 5th and the 6th centuries.

For years the main source of income has been farming and cheese production. In addition to these traditional ways of life, tourism now plays an important part. Villaroger has been linked to Les Arcs by a three man chairlift since 1982. Its geographical situation and landscape lends itself to numerous winter and summer activities.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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