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Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

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Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106Coordinates: 45°55′26″N 6°24′38″E / 45.9239°N 6.4106°E / 45.9239; 6.4106{{#coordinates:45.9239|6.4106|type:city(1266)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Rhône-Alpes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Haute-Savoie</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Annecy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Thônes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Vallées de Thônes</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2001–2008) </th><td> Pierre Contat</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 12.21 km2 (4.71 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 1,266</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 100/km2 (270/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 74239 / 74450</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

It lies in the Aravis Range of the French Alps. The inhabitants are the Saintjeandais or Saintjeandins.

The village used to be called Villaret, when it was a part of the Kingdom of Savoy, prior to its incorporation into France in 1860.

Nearby

Nearby villages include Manigod, Thônes, Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and the larger Chamonix and Annecy.

Notable inhabitants

  • Saint Peter Faber, S.J., one of the founders of the Jesuit Order, was born here.

See also

References

External links

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