Chamonix

commune in Haute-Savoie, France

Chamonix is a French commune next to Mont Blanc. It is in the Haute-Savoie department. The Winter Olympic Games were there in 1924. "Charmonix" is actually French for dining room. it was named this for its irregular shape, which to many looks like a dining room

Chamonix
Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Chamonix
Location of Chamonix
Chamonix is located in France
Chamonix
Chamonix
Chamonix is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chamonix
Chamonix
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementThonon-les-Bains
CantonThonon-les-Bains
Area
1
116.53 km2 (44.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
8,882
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74400 /74056
Elevation985–4,810 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.