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Modane is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Modane
Area1 71.04 km2 (27.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,882
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73157 / 73500
Elevation 1,054–3,560 m (3,458–11,680 ft)
(avg. 1,067 m or 3,501 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.

Modane (Italian: Modana) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

It was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until 1860.


Modane is home to a railway station for trains from Turin to Chambéry, including TGV to and from Milan.

It is also located at the mouth of the Fréjus Rail and Fréjus Road Tunnels.

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