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Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Chamonix
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Thonon-les-Bains
116.53 km2 (44.99 sq mi)
 • Density 76.221/km2 (197.411/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

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

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