Apremont, Savoie

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Apremont
The road into Apremont
The road into Apremont
Coat of arms of Apremont
Coat of arms
Apremont is located in France
Apremont
Apremont
Coordinates: 45°30′54″N 5°57′29″E / 45.515°N 5.958°E / 45.515; 5.958Coordinates: 45°30′54″N 5°57′29″E / 45.515°N 5.958°E / 45.515; 5.958
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Montmélian
Area1 17.76 km2 (6.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 964
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 73017 / 73190
Dialling codes 0479
Elevation 302–1,554 m (991–5,098 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 ft)
Website www.mairie-apremont.com

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.

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

It lies southeast of Chambéry.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Apremont, Savoie
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 558 558 696 777 781 890 964

Vineyards[edit]

In the night of 24 November 1248, a massive landslide remodelled the lands of the commune and created a distinctive environment for growing grapes. At an altitude of 350 metres and catching the morning sun, the vines of Apremont, together with the adjoining communes of Saint-André-les-Marches and Saint-Baldoph have been productive for centuries and are now the major producer in Savoy with around 400 hectares in cultivation. The chalky soil is particularly favourable to white wines, which predominate.

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