Aiton, Savoie

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Aiton
The church in Aiton
The church in Aiton
Location of Aiton
Aiton is located in France
Aiton
Aiton
Aiton is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Aiton
Aiton
Coordinates: 45°33′43″N 6°15′33″E / 45.5619°N 6.2592°E / 45.5619; 6.2592Coordinates: 45°33′43″N 6°15′33″E / 45.5619°N 6.2592°E / 45.5619; 6.2592
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne
CantonSaint-Pierre-d'Albigny
IntercommunalityPorte de Maurienne
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Claudine Daudin
Area
1
16.29 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,708
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73007 /73220
Elevation286–1,009 m (938–3,310 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Aiton stands at the crossroads of the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, marking the transition between the foothills of the Combe de Savoie and the Alps proper. The Arc and Isère rivers have their confluence just downstream from Aiton, at the Pont Royal.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,638—    
20071,704+4.0%
20081,764+3.5%
20091,786+1.2%
20101,774−0.7%
20111,759−0.8%
20121,745−0.8%
20131,733−0.7%
20141,727−0.3%
20151,706−1.2%
20161,686−1.2%

Economy[edit]

Aiton hosts the French loading platform for the Alpine rolling highway running under the Mont Cenis Tunnel to Orbassano near Turin.[2]

It is also home to a prison, opened in July 1992 after serving as press accommodation for the 1992 Winter Olympics.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Anitra. "Mont Cenis gauge enhancement spurs intermodal growth". Retrieved 20 February 2018.