Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

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Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
The church in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
The church in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Location of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is located in France
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Saint-Jean-de-Sixt
Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementAnnecy
CantonFaverges
IntercommunalityVallées de Thônes
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre-Joseph Recour
Area
1
12.21 km2 (4.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,475
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74239 /74450
Elevation828–1,860 m (2,717–6,102 ft)
(avg. 963 m or 3,159 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

It lies in the Aravis Range of the French Alps. The inhabitants are the Saintjeandais or Saintjeandins.

The village used to be called Villaret, when it was a part of the Kingdom of Savoy, prior to its incorporation into France in 1860.

Nearby[edit]

Nearby villages include Manigod, Thônes, Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and the larger Chamonix and Annecy.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

  • Saint Peter Faber, S.J., one of the founders of the Jesuit Order, was born here.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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