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Coordinates: 45°40′36″N 6°23′36″E / 45.676667°N 6.393334°E / 45.676667; 6.393334

Commune of Albertville

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Location
Albertville is located in France
Albertville
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Albertville-Nord and Albertville-Sud
Mayor Philippe Masure
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 328–2,030 m (1,080–6,660 ft)
(avg. 352 m/1,150 ft)
Land area1 17.56 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Population2 18,906  (2006)
 - Density 1,077 /km2 (2,790 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 73011/ 73200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Albertville (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.

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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 (1,130 and 6,680 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.

History

Medieval town of Conflans

Albertville was founded in 1836 by the Sardinian king Charles Albert. It also consists of the medieval town of Conflans, which has buildings dating back to the 14th century. Since then, Albertville has developed trade between France, Italy, and Switzerland; and industries such as paper mills and hydroelectricity can be found on its river.

The 1992 Winter Olympics were organised in the Savoie region, with Albertville hosting it. Some of the sports venues were later adapted for other uses. Some sports venues still remain such as 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".

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Albertville is a French mountain town located in the Savoie department. It is famous for having held the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Proper noun

Singular
Albertville

Plural
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Albertville

  1. A town in the département of Savoie.

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Simple English

Coordinates: 45°40′36″N 6°23′36″E / 45.676667°N 6.393334°E / 45.676667; 6.393334

Commune of Albertville

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Location

Albertville
Administration
CountryFrance
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Albertville-Nord and Albertville-Sud
Mayor Philippe Masure
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation Template:Convert/–
(avg. 352 m / 1,155 ft)
Population1 18,906  (2006)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 73011/ 73200
1 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Albertville is a French commune in the Savoie department. Its population is about 17,300 (1999 census). The commune hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1992.


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