Savoie (pronounced [savwa]; Franco-Provençal: Savouè; Italian: Savoia [saˈvɔːja]; English: Savoy //) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France. Located in the French Alps, its prefecture is Chambéry. In 2017, Savoie had a population of 431,174.
|• President of the Departmental Council||Hervé Gaymard (LR)|
|• Total||6,028 km2 (2,327 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,595 m (5,233 ft)|
|Highest elevation||3,855 m (12,648 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||208 m (682 ft)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries and lakes, ponds and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Together with Haute-Savoie, it is one of the two departments of the historic region of Savoy; the Duchy of Savoy was annexed by France in 1860, following the signature of the Treaty of Turin. The area is known for its numerous ski resorts and contribution to French cuisine, with culinary specialities such as fondue savoyarde, tartiflette, génépi, as well as various sorts of saucisson.