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Chênex coat of arms
Chênex (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Community association Genevois
Coordinates 46 ° 6 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 6 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E
height 436-724 m
surface 5.38 km 2
Residents 828 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 154 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74520
INSEE code

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


Chênex is located at 500  m , about 16 kilometers southwest of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends on the plateau on the southwestern edge of the Geneva Basin, at the northern foot of the Montagne de Sion, in the Genevois , near the border with Switzerland .

The area of ​​the 5.38 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The municipal area is drained by the Ruisseau de Chênex north to the Laire and thus to the Rhone . From the edge of the forest near Biolay, the area extends southwards over a gently rising plateau to the foot of the Montagne de Sion. Large parts of the Bois des Raynauds forest on the northern slope of the Montagne de Sion also belong to Chênex. Here, at 724  m, the highest point of Chênex is reached.

In addition to the actual village, Chênex also includes the La Boutique settlement ( 476  m ) on the main road below the village. Neighboring communities of Chênex are Viry and Vers in the east, Jonzier-Épagny in the south and Valleiry in the west.


The village church dates from the 19th century.


Population development
year Residents
1962 224
1968 249
1975 279
1982 327
1990 364
1999 365
2006 456

With 828 inhabitants (January 1, 2017) Chênex is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. A significant increase in population has been recorded, especially in recent years.

Economy and Infrastructure

Chênex was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are some small and medium-sized businesses. A large number of employed people are also commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.

The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is close to the main road N206, which leads from Annemasse via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . Another road connection is with Andilly .


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