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A general view of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
A general view of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Coat of arms of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Coat of arms
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is located in France
Coordinates: 45°16′22″N 6°20′54″E / 45.2729°N 6.3484°E / 45.2729; 6.3484Coordinates: 45°16′22″N 6°20′54″E / 45.2729°N 6.3484°E / 45.2729; 6.3484
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Intercommunality Cœur de Maurienne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roland Merloz
Area1 11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,507
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73248 / 73300
Elevation 489–1,200 m (1,604–3,937 ft)
(avg. 566 m or 1,857 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.

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Arpetan : Sent-Jian-de-Môrièna) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

It lies in the Maurienne, the valley of the River Arc. It was also an Episcopal See of Savoy during the Ancien Régime and again from 1825 to 1966. Its original name was simply Maurienne, or Moriana in Italian and Latin.


The oldest possessions of the Counts of Savoy were the countships of Maurienne, Savoy proper (the district between Arc, Isère, and the middle course of the Rhone), and Belley, with Bugey as its chief town.

The Duchy of Savoy, which had been a French-speaking province under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, was invaded by Revolutionary France, but restored to Piedmont in 1815. It became part of France in 1859, after the Second Italian War of Independence.

The town was reached by the Aix-les-Bains—Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne railway in 1857.

Twin towns[edit]

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is twinned with:

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.  [1] & passim
  • Besson, Memoires pour l'histoire ecclésiastique des diocèses de Genève, Tantaise, Aoste et Maurienne, Nancy, 1739; new ed. Moutiers, 1871

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