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Albertville

Albertville
Coat of arms of Albertville
Coat of arms
Albertville is located in France
Albertville
Albertville
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Albertville-Nord and Albertville-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Martine Berthet
Area1 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 18,480
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73011 / 73200
Elevation 328–2,030 m (1,076–6,660 ft)
(avg. 352 m or 1,155 ft)
Website http://www.albertville.com/

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.

Albertville (French pronunciation: ​; Arpitan: Arbèrtvile) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • People 3
  • International relations 4
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Albertville is situated on the Arly River, close to the confluence with the Isère River. Its altitude is between 345 and 2,037 metres (1,132 and 6,683 ft).

Nearby mountains include: Belle Etoile, Dent de Cons, Négresse, Roche Pourrie, Mirantin, Pointe de la Grande Journée, and Chaîne du Grand Arc.

Nearby mountain ranges include: the Bauges; the Beaufortain; and the beginning of the Vanoise.

Albertville is also the one of the tow subprefectures of the Savoie department, with Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

History

Medieval town of Conflans

The modern city of Albertville was formed in 1836 by King Charles Albert of Sardinia, who merged the medieval town of Conflans, which has buildings dating back to the 14th century, with the town of L'Hôpital. Since then, Albertville has developed trade between France, Italy and Switzerland. Industries such as paper mills and hydroelectricity can be found along its river.

The ice rink designed by the architect Jacques Kalisz, although the town is more industrial than touristic.

In 2003, the town was labelled a "Town of art and history".

People

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Albertville is twinned with:

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ Annuaire-Mairie.fr. "Ville d'Aoste" (in French). Retrieved 2013-06-18. 

External links

  • City council website
  • Tourism webpage about Albertville (in French)
  • Tourism webpage about Albertville(in English)
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