La Chapelle-Blanche, Savoie

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La Chapelle-Blanche
La Chapelle-Blanche (Savoie).jpg
La Chapelle-Blanche is located in France
La Chapelle-Blanche
La Chapelle-Blanche
Coordinates: 45°26′55″N 6°04′23″E / 45.4486°N 6.0731°E / 45.4486; 6.0731Coordinates: 45°26′55″N 6°04′23″E / 45.4486°N 6.0731°E / 45.4486; 6.0731
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton La Rochette
Intercommunality la Rochette - Val Gelon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Droge
Area
 • Land1 4.13 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 559
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73075 / 73110
Elevation 296–732 m (971–2,402 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.

La Chapelle-Blanche is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The village is located in the Combe de Savoie, on the southwestern slope of the hill Montraillant.

History[edit]

The town of La Chapelle-Blanche historically belongs to the French Dauphiné province. It was ceded to the Duchy of Savoy on 24 March 1760 by the Convention of Turin.

The parish was joined to the parish of Villaroux from 1803 to 1825.

The Savoy region, which included La Chapelle-Blanche, was annexed by France in 1860 following a plebiscite.

Notable people[edit]

  • Amélie Gex, (1835-1883), writer, noted for her works of poetry and prose in the Franco-Provençal (Arpitan) language.[1] Note: A monument honoring Amélie Gex stands in the town.
  • Louis Edmond Seraphin Charvet (1901-1987); industrialist; CEO of Air France; mayor of La Chapelle-Blanche in 1959; poet known by the pseudonym "Evrard of Millières"; and creator of the La Chapelle-Blanche Theatre Festival.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ F. Vermale (1923), Un Poète Savoyard, Amélie Gex (1835-1883). Chambéry: Librairie Dardel.

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