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Town Hall
Coat of arms of Chamonix
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Thonon-les-Bains
Elevation 985–4,810 m (3,232–15,781 ft)
(avg. 1,035 m or 3,396 ft*)
Land area1 116.53 km2 (44.99 sq mi)
Population2 8,882  (2012)
 - Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74400/ 74056
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 45°33′08″N 6°31′16″E / 45.5523°N 6.5211°E / 45.5523; 6.5211

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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