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Arbusigny (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Community association Arve et Salève
Coordinates 46 ° 6 '  N , 6 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 6 '  N , 6 ° 13'  E
height 675-964 m
surface 12.25 km 2
Residents 1,115 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 91 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74930
INSEE code

Arbusigny is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Arbusigny is located at around 834  m , around 13 km southeast of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends on the western slope of the Foron valley (left tributary of the Arve ), in the area of ​​the Bornes plateau, a high plateau between the Salève and the Bornes Alps .

The area of ​​the 12.25 km² large municipal area includes a section of the Bornes plateau. The central part of the area is taken up by the high plateau of Arbusigny, on which the highest point in the municipality is reached at La Grange at 964  m . It is mostly made up of meadows and has only a small proportion of forest. To the east, the municipal soil extends into the valley of the Foron, to the northwest to the headwaters of the Viaison. The plateau descends gradually towards the southwest. It is drained from the Les Usses stream directly to the Rhone .

In addition to the actual village, Arbusigny also includes numerous hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Chez Vachoux ( 850  m ) on the ridge north of the village
  • Le Souget ( 803  m ) in the valley of the Foron
  • Le Péryl ( 850  m ) on the high plateau
  • La Grange ( 925  m ) on the Bornes plateau
  • Le Biollay ( 875  m ) on the Bornes plateau
  • Le Vernay ( 820  m ) in the Usses Valley at the eastern foot of the Salève
  • Les Chavannes ( 790  m ) in the Usses Valley at the eastern foot of the Salève

Neighboring municipalities of Arbusigny are La Muraz and Reignier-Ésery in the north, Pers-Jussy and La Chapelle-Rambaud in the east, Évires and Menthonnex-en-Bornes in the south and Le Sappey in the west.


Arbusigny belonged to the Saint-Victor chapter in Geneva in the Middle Ages .


The village church goes back to a medieval Gothic building that was extensively restored in the 20th century. She owns modern sculptures and stained glass windows.


Population development
year Residents
1962 437
1968 367
1975 350
1982 388
1990 580
1999 684
2006 869

With 1115 inhabitants (January 1, 2017) Arbusigny is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the first half of the 20th century the population decreased continuously (in 1901 Arbusigny still had 913 inhabitants). Since the beginning of the 1980s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity of the Geneva agglomeration, a significant increase in population has been recorded again.

Economy and Infrastructure

Arbusigny was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . In addition, there are now some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, but especially in the Geneva-Annemasse and Annecy area .

The village is located away from the larger thoroughfares. Road connections exist with Pers-Jussy, Évires and Menthonnex-en-Bornes. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 12 km away.

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