Albertville

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Albertville
A general view of Albertville
A general view of Albertville
Coat of arms of Albertville
Coat of arms
Location of Albertville
Albertville is located in France
Albertville
Albertville
Albertville is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Albertville
Albertville
Coordinates: 45°40′36″N 6°23′36″E / 45.6767°N 6.3933°E / 45.6767; 6.3933Coordinates: 45°40′36″N 6°23′36″E / 45.6767°N 6.3933°E / 45.6767; 6.3933
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementAlbertville
CantonAlbertville-1
Albertville-2
IntercommunalityArlysère
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Frédéric Burnier-Framboret
Area
1
17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
 • Urban
189.8 km2 (73.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
18,899
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2017)
40,489
 • Urban density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73011 /73200
Elevation328–2,030 m (1,076–6,660 ft)
(avg. 352 m or 1,155 ft)
Websitehttp://www.albertville.com/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Albertville (French pronunciation: [albɛʁvil] (About this soundlisten); Arpitan: Arbèrtvile) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics. In 2017, the commune had a population of 18,899, and its urban area had 40,489 inhabitants.[2]

Geography[edit]

Albertville is one of two subprefectures of the Savoie department, alongside Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Albertville is situated on the river Arly, close to the confluence with the Isère river. Its altitude ranges from 345 to 2,037 metres (1,132 to 6,683 ft).

Nearby mountains include: Belle Etoile, Dent de Cons, Négresse, Roche Pourrie, Mirantin, Pointe de la Grande Journée, and Chaîne du Grand Arc.

Nearby mountain ranges include: the Bauges; the Beaufortain; and the beginning of the Vanoise.

History[edit]

Medieval town of Conflans

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 to the 14th century, with the town of L'Hôpital. Since then, Albertville has fostered trade between France, Italy and Switzerland. Industries such as paper mills and hydroelectricity are found along its river.

The 1992 Winter Olympics were organised in the Savoie 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, La halle de glace Olympique, designed by the architect Jacques Kalisz. Despite this, the town remains more industrial than touristic.[citation needed]

In 2003, the town was labelled a "Town of art and history".

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200618,009—    
200717,814−1.1%
200818,480+3.7%
200918,967+2.6%
201018,876−0.5%
201118,832−0.2%
201219,271+2.3%
201319,071−1.0%
201418,950−0.6%
201518,969+0.1%
201619,055+0.5%

Notable people from Albertville[edit]

Sites of interest[edit]

International relations[edit]

Albertville is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Unité urbaine d'Albertville (73401), INSEE
  3. ^ Annuaire-Mairie.fr. "Ville d'Aoste" (in French). Retrieved 2013-06-18.

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