Chignin

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Chignin
Chignin is located in France
Chignin
Chignin
Coordinates: 45°31′30″N 6°00′47″E / 45.525°N 6.0131°E / 45.525; 6.0131Coordinates: 45°31′30″N 6°00′47″E / 45.525°N 6.0131°E / 45.525; 6.0131
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Montmélian
Area
 • Land1 8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 804
 • Population2 density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 73084 / 73800
Dialling codes 0479
Elevation 276–1,254 m (906–4,114 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
Website www.chignin.fr

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.

Chignin is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The village of Chignin is located between the communes of Les Marches, Montmélian, Saint-Jeoire-Prieuré and Challes-les-Eaux, behind the Monronjoue downs in front of which the route nationale 6 runs.

It is famous for its white wine. Most Chignin is a scented dry white made from the local Jacquere grape variety.

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