Last modified: 2016-11-12 by ivan sache
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Region: Auvergne-Rhô-Alpes (Rhô-Alpes until 2014)
Traditional province: Savoy (former Intendance of Chambéry; Provinces of Savoie propre, Tarentaise and Maurienne)
Bordering departments: Ain, Hautes-Alpes, Isère, Haute-Savoie
Bordering country: Italy (Regions Aosta Valley and Piedmont)
Area: 6,028 km2
Population (2006): 403,500 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Albertville, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 37 cantons, 305 communes.
The department is named after the former Duchy of Savoy, incorporated to France in 1860.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009