|Community association||Grand Annecy|
|surface||5.16 km 2|
|Residents||3,025 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||586 inhabitants / km 2|
Entrance to Argonay
Argonay lies at 545 m above sea level. M., about five kilometers north of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village is slightly elevated on the northern edge of the Annecy basin in the foothills of the Alps, above the Fier valley , at the foot of the heights of Saint-Martin-Bellevue, in the Genevois .
The area of the 5.16 square kilometer municipal area covers a section of the Annecy basin. The southern border runs along the Fier, which flows here from east to west through a valley. Its tributary, the Fillière, flows east of the village. This forms the eastern boundary in its notched valley , which is sunk into the surroundings and is predominantly forested. From the course of the Fier river, the municipal area extends northward over the slope of Argonay to the height of Saint-Martin-Bellevue. Here is 738 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Argonay.
In addition to the actual town center, Argonay also includes various hamlet settlements and farms, including:
- Les Granges ( ) in the Fier Valley
- Les Convers ( ) to the east adjoining the village
- Gruyère ( ) on the main road above the confluence of the Fier and Fillière
- Les Jouvenons ( ) on a terrace on the western slope of the Fillière
In the Middle Ages , Argonay formed its own small rule under the Counts of Geneva . The current spelling Argonay was introduced by decree in 1971, before the municipality was officially called Argonnex .
The village church of Argonay dates from the 16th century and was remodeled in the 18th century. There is a chapel in Les Convers. To the west of the village is the de Barrioz manor house.
With 3025 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Argonay is one of the smaller communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the early 1960s, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a significant increase in population. Numerous single-family houses were built outside the old town center. Today the settlement area has grown together almost completely with that of Pringy. The municipality is part of the Annecy agglomeration.
Economy and Infrastructure
For a long time, Argonay was predominantly an agricultural village. During the second half of the 20th century, the rapid development into a suburb of Annecy took place. Argonay shares a large industrial and commercial zone with Pringy. Service companies, shops and companies in the aircraft construction (Dassault Aviation), precision engineering and furniture industries have settled here.
The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is close to the main road N203 that goes from Annecy to La Roche-sur-Foron and on to Annemasse. Further road connections exist with Pringy and Saint-Martin-Bellevue. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around four kilometers away. Argonay had a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .