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Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Chamonix
Coat of arms
Chamonix is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Chamonix is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°33′08″N 6°31′16″E / 45.5523°N 6.5211°E / 45.5523; 6.5211Coordinates: 45°33′08″N 6°31′16″E / 45.5523°N 6.5211°E / 45.5523; 6.5211
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Thonon-les-Bains
Area1 116.53 km2 (44.99 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 8,882
 • Density 76.221/km2 (197.411/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74400 /74056
Elevation 985–4,810 m (3,232–15,781 ft)
(avg. 1,035 m or 3,396 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.

Chamonix is a French commune next to Mont Blanc. It is in the Haute-Savoie department. The Winter Olympic Games were there in 1924.