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|Canton||Albertville-Nord and Albertville-Sud|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Philippe Masure|
|• Land1||17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)|
|• Population2 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)
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.
The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.
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 1992 Winter Olympics were organised in the Savoy 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".
- Léa Lemare (born 21 June 1996), ski jumper and national champion
- Florine De Leymarie (born 9 May 1981), skier.
- Adrien N'Goma, rugby player
- Jérôme Jarre, comedian
Twin towns — Sister cities
Albertville is twinned with:
- Aosta, Italy
- Winnenden (Baden-Württemberg)
- Sainte-Adèle, Quebec
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which like Albertville, hosted a Winter Olympics, doing so in 2010.
- Annuaire-Mairie.fr. "Ville d'Aoste" (in French). Retrieved 2013-06-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albertville.|
- City council website
- Tourism webpage about Albertville (in French)
- Tourism webpage about Albertville(in English)