Savoie

French depairtment

Savoie (pronounced [sa.vwa]; Arpitan: Savouè d’Avâl, Italian: Savoia, pronounced [saˈvɔja], Inglis: Savoy, /səˈvɔɪ/) is a French depairtment locatit in the Rhône-Alpes region in the French Alps.

Savoie
Prefectur biggin o the Savoie depairtment, in Chambéry
Prefectur biggin o the Savoie depairtment, in Chambéry
Coat of airms o Savoie
Coat airms
Location o Savoie in Fraunce
Location o Savoie in Fraunce
Coordinates: 45°35′N 6°20′E / 45.583°N 6.333°E / 45.583; 6.333
KintraFraunce
RegionRhône-Alpes
PrefecturChambéry
SubprefectursAlbertville
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilHervé Gaymard (UMP)
Area
 • Total6028 km2 (2,327 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total405,535
 • Rank61st
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer73
Arrondissements3
Cantons37
Communes305
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuars, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

Thegither wi the Haute-Savoie, Savoie is ane o the twa depairtments o the historic region o Savoy that wis annexed bi Fraunce on 14 Juin 1860, follaein the signatur o the Treaty o Turin on 24 Mairch 1860. For history afore 1860, details o the annexation, an modren regionalism, see Savoy.

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