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Coordinates: 45°31′30″N6°00′47″E / 45.525°N 6.0131°E / 45.525; 6.0131 Coordinates: 45°31′30″N6°00′47″E / 45.525°N 6.0131°E / 45.525; 6.0131
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Montmélian
  Mayor (20202026) Michel Ravier
8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
  Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73084 /73800
Dialling codes 0479
Elevation276–1,254 m (906–4,114 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chignin (French pronunciation:  [ʃiɲɛ̃] ) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


The village of Chignin is located between the communes of Les Marches, Montmélian, Saint-Jeoire-Prieuré and Challes-les-Eaux, behind the Monronjoue downs in front of which the route nationale 6 runs.

It is famous for its white wine. Most Chignin is a scented dry white made from the local Jacquere grape variety.

Red wine accounts for only about 26% of Chignin's production. The most notable red grape varieties within the region are Gamay and Mondeuse Noire.

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  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.