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Traditional province: Savoie (former Intendance of Chambéry; Provinces of Savoie propre, Tarentaise and Maurienne)
Bordering departments: Ain, Hautes-Alpes, Isère, Haute-Savoie
Bordering country: Italy (regions of Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte)
Area: 6,028 km2
Population (1995): 366,800 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Albertville, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 37 cantons, 304 communes.
The department is named after the former Duchy of Savoy (Savoie).