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The church in Chens-sur-Léman
The church in Chens-sur-Léman
Coat of arms of Chens-sur-Léman
Coat of arms
Chens-sur-Léman is located in France
Coordinates: 46°19′44″N 6°16′09″E / 46.3289°N 6.2692°E / 46.3289; 6.2692Coordinates: 46°19′44″N 6°16′09″E / 46.3289°N 6.2692°E / 46.3289; 6.2692
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Sciez
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bas-Chablais
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascale Moriaud-Billod
Area1 12.56 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 2,405
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74070 /74140
Elevation 1–1 m (3.3–3.3 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.

Chens-sur-Léman is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

World heritage site[edit]

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

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