Sallanches

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Sallanches
The church in Sallanches
The church in Sallanches
Coat of arms of Sallanches
Coat of arms
Location of Sallanches
Sallanches is located in France
Sallanches
Sallanches
Sallanches is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Sallanches
Sallanches
Coordinates: 45°56′14″N 6°37′58″E / 45.9372°N 6.6328°E / 45.9372; 6.6328Coordinates: 45°56′14″N 6°37′58″E / 45.9372°N 6.6328°E / 45.9372; 6.6328
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementBonneville
CantonSallanches
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Georges Morand
Area
1
65.87 km2 (25.43 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
15,754
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74256 /74700
Elevation515–2,749 m (1,690–9,019 ft)
(avg. 558 m or 1,831 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.

Sallanches (Arpitan: Salenches) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department of France with a resident population of over 16,000. Located close to the Mont Blanc massif, many visitors pass through the city en route to other well-known alps towns such as Chamonix, Megève or Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. Sallanches is also one of the cities of the Arve Valley, made popular by the presence of many high-tech industries. Over 300 stores are located in Sallanches, making this city a commercial hub.

In 2015 Sallanches hospital announced that, as part of the government's "groupements hospitaliers de territoire" policy, it would develop a specialist accident department to research and develop mountain-related emergency medicine because of its proximity and past experience with dealing with accidents occurring on the nearby high mountains. With an emergency team of 30 doctors and emergency staff, plus 50 support staff, it is expected that the new mountain medicine department will become a world-leader in developing treatments and researching into altitude sickness, frostbite, hypoxia, trauma-injuries and related sports medicine.[1]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Sallanches is a commune situated in the far east of France in the historical region of Savoy. The town is located close to the Swiss and Italian borders.


Sallanches climate is severe due to its position far inland and close to the Alps. The climate is qualified as mild summer humid continental (Dfa/Dfb) on Köppen climate classification. Summers are hot and breezy, with frequent temperatures above 30°C. Winters varies from mild to very cold. January is really cold compare to the others winter months. Sometimes, when the winter nights are perfectly clear and moderately dry, temperatures can drop below the absolute zero (-17°C).


Climate data for Sallanches, Haute-Savoie - Alt : 550m
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18
(64)
24
(75)
26
(79)
30
(86)
34
(93)
36
(97)
41
(106)
39
(102)
32
(90)
31
(88)
25
(77)
22
(72)
41
(106)
Average high °C (°F) 5
(41)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
22
(72)
23
(73)
26
(79)
26
(79)
20
(68)
18
(64)
8
(46)
6
(43)
16
(60)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.5
(34.7)
4
(39)
7
(45)
8.5
(47.3)
15.5
(59.9)
16.5
(61.7)
20
(68)
19.5
(67.1)
14
(57)
12.5
(54.5)
4.5
(40.1)
2
(36)
10.4
(50.7)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
3
(37)
9
(48)
10
(50)
14
(57)
13
(55)
8
(46)
7
(45)
1
(34)
−2
(28)
5
(41)
Record low °C (°F) −25
(−13)
−17
(1)
−11
(12)
−6
(21)
−2
(28)
−1
(30)
7
(45)
5
(41)
−3
(27)
−5
(23)
−14
(7)
−16
(3)
−25
(−13)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 91.2
(3.59)
82.2
(3.24)
94.6
(3.72)
102.8
(4.05)
105.1
(4.14)
90.0
(3.54)
100.8
(3.97)
114.8
(4.52)
123.3
(4.85)
118.0
(4.65)
116.8
(4.6)
109.9
(4.33)
1,249.5
(49.2)
Average precipitation days 11 9 10 10 12 9 10 10 9 11 12 11 124
Average snowy days 8 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 24
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93 117 172 196 224 262 277 242 192 138 83 70 2,066
Source: Météo France

Media[edit]

Sallanches is mentioned in American author Willa Cather's 1935 novel Lucy Gayheart.

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

The city in winter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shayler, Alison (10 November 2015). "New Mountain Medicine Project Launched at Sallanches Hospital". Chamonet. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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