Sunday, August 1, 2010

Savoy, Rono-Alpes, France

savoie 8, originally uploaded by sylvain.landry.

Savoie (Arpitan: Savouè d’Avâl, English: Savoy) is a French department located in the Rhône-Alpes (Rôno-Arpes) region in the French Alps.
It is one of the two departments of the region of Savoy that was annexed by France on March 24, 1860 after the Treaty of Turin, the other being Haute-Savoie. For history before 1860, details of the annexation and reasons for the current separatist movement in the departments, see Savoy.
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