12 Facts About Chambery


Chambery is the prefecture of the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of eastern France.

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The population of the commune of Chambery was 58,917 as of 2019, while the population of the Chambery metropolitan area was 253,430.

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Together with other alpine towns Chambery engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.

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Chambery was founded at a crossroads of ancient routes through the Dauphine region of France, Switzerland, and Italy, in a wide valley between the Bauges and the Chartreuse Mountains on the Leysse River.

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Towns surrounding Chambery are Barberaz, Bassens, Cognin, Jacob-Bellecombette, La Motte-Servolex, La Ravoire, Saint-Alban-Leysse and Sonnaz.

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France annexed the regions that formerly constituted the Duchy of Savoy west of the Alps in 1792; however, the former Duchy and Chambery were returned to the rulers of the House of Savoy in Turin in 1815 following the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Chambery is right on the boundary between the humid subtropical and oceanic climates under the Koppen system.

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Chambery is the administrative headquarters of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.

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Chambery has a campus of the Arts et Metiers ParisTech engineering graduate school, which created a research institute in 1994 there.

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Chambery is home to the INSEEC Business School, a French business school which offers Master in Management – Grande ecole program educational system.

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Chambery is home to the 13th Battalion of the Chasseurs Alpins.

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Chambery is an AOC region for Chambery vermouth, where the Dolin and Routin brands are made.

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