Savoie

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Savoy
Savoie
Department

Coat of arms
Location of Savoie in France
Coordinates: 45°35′N 06°20′E / 45.583°N 6.333°E / 45.583; 6.333Coordinates: 45°35′N 06°20′E / 45.583°N 6.333°E / 45.583; 6.333
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Chambéry
Subprefectures Albertville
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Government
 • President of the General Council Hervé Gaymard (UMP)
Area1
 • Total 6,028 km2 (2,327 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 411,007
 • Rank 58rd
 • Density 68.183/km2 (176.593/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 73
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 37
Communes 305

^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2
^2  Inventaire forestier départemental, IIIe inventaire 1998

Savoie is a department found in the southeast of France in the Rhône-Alpes region. Its prefecture is Chambéry and its population is about 392,000 (2006 estimation).