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Cuvat (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Community association Pays de Cruseilles
Coordinates 45 ° 59 ′  N , 6 ° 7 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 59 ′  N , 6 ° 7 ′  E
height 540-902 m
surface 4.72 km 2
Residents 1,391 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 295 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74350
INSEE code

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


Cuvat is located at 675  m , about nine kilometers north of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The former farming village extends from a panoramic location on a hill north of the Annecy basin in the foothills of the Alps, above the Viéran valley, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 4.72 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The eastern border runs along a source stream of the Viéran , a right tributary of the Fier . From here the municipal area extends westward to the height and plateau of Cuvat and the headwaters of the Viéran. In the far west, the communal soil extends to the wooded ridge of the Montagne de Mandallaz , on which the highest elevation of Cuvat is reached at 902  m .

In addition to the actual town center, Cuvat also includes various hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Le Murgier ( 650  m ) on the slope below Cuvat
  • Les Lavorels ( 750  m ) on the plateau at the eastern foot of the Montagne de Mandallaz

Neighboring municipalities of Cuvat are Choisy and Allonzier-la-Caille in the north, Saint-Martin-Bellevue in the east, Pringy in the south and La Balme-de-Sillingy in the west.


The village church of Cuvat dates from the 19th century, has an onion dome and remarkable furnishings from the time it was built.


Population development
year Residents
1962 190
1968 212
1975 291
1982 360
1990 518
1999 770

With 1,391 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Cuvat is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 323 inhabitants in Cuvat). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, thanks to the attractive residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a marked increase in population. Numerous single-family houses were built outside the old town center.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Cuvat was a predominantly agricultural village. In addition, there are now some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.

The village is off the main thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from the main road N201 which runs from Annecy to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois . Further road connections exist with Allonzier-la-Caille, Pringy and Choisy. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 3 km away.

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