Scientrier

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Scientrier
Commune

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The town hall in Scientrier
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Scientrier
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
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Scientrier
Coordinates: 46°06′50″N6°19′58″E / 46.1139°N 6.3328°E / 46.1139; 6.3328 Coordinates: 46°06′50″N6°19′58″E / 46.1139°N 6.3328°E / 46.1139; 6.3328
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Intercommunality Arve et Salève
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Daniel Barbier
Area1 7.21 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,150
  Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74262 /74930
Elevation 423–490 m (1,388–1,608 ft)
(avg. 454 m or 1,490 ft)

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.

Scientrier is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany or comuni in Italy. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Haute-Savoie Department of France

Haute-Savoie is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. Its capital is Annecy. To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland; to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. The French entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel into Italy is in Haute-Savoie. It is noted for winter sports; the first Winter Olympic Games were held at Chamonix in 1924.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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