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The town hall in Montarcher
The town hall in Montarcher
Coat of arms of Montarcher
Coat of arms
Montarcher is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Montarcher is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°27′35″N 3°59′48″E / 45.4597°N 3.9967°E / 45.4597; 3.9967Coordinates: 45°27′35″N 3°59′48″E / 45.4597°N 3.9967°E / 45.4597; 3.9967
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Montbrison
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Bonnet-le-Château
 • Mayor Yves Favier
Area1 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 69
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 42146 /42380
Elevation 938–1,194 m (3,077–3,917 ft)
(avg. 1,150 m or 3,770 ft)

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.

Montarcher is a commune in the Loire department in central France. Popular towns nearby to visit include Ambert, La Chaise-Dieu, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Croix-en-Jarez, Allegre, Olliergues, Lavaudieu, Courpiere, and Thiers. All of these towns, from Ambert to Thiers, are 22 kilometers(13.7 miles) to 56 kilometers(34.8 miles) away from the town of Montarcher.

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