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Dingy-en-Vuache Coat of Arms
Dingy-en-Vuache (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 , 5 ° 57 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 6 ′  N , 5 ° 57 ′  E
height 510-1,002 m
surface 7.18 km 2
Residents 682 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 95 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74520
INSEE code

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


Dingy-en-Vuache is located at 615  m , about 20 kilometers southwest of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends on a panoramic north slope on the southwestern edge of the Geneva basin, east of the Montagne de Vuache , in the Genevois , near the border with Switzerland .

The area of ​​the 7.18 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The area is located in the transition area from the Montagne de Sion to the Montagne de Vuache. The main part is taken up by the wide ridge of the Montagne de Sion (up to 720  m ) and its relatively gently sloping northern slope. To the west, the municipal area extends over the densely wooded, narrow ridge of the Montagne de Vuache, on which the highest point of Dingy-en-Vuache is reached at 1002  m .

The scattered settlement community consists of several settlements, namely:

  • Dingy d'en Bas ( 590  m ) on the slope below the A40 motorway
  • Dingy d'en Haut ( 615  m ) on the slope above the A40 motorway
  • Raclaz ( 545  m ) at the eastern foot of the Montagne de Vuache
  • Raclaz d'en Haut ( 580  m ) at the eastern foot of the Montagne de Vuache
  • Bloux ( 570  m ) on the northern slope of the Montagne de Sion
  • Jurens ( 625  m ) on the ridge of the Montagne de Sion

Neighboring municipalities of Dingy-en-Vuache are Vulbens and Valleiry in the north, Chênex in the east, Jonzier-Épagny and Savigny in the south and Clarafond-Arcine in the west.


The municipality of Dingy-en-Vuache was already settled in Roman times, which has been proven by various finds.


Population development
year Residents
1962 220
1968 226
1975 250
1982 256
1990 336
1999 395

With 682 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Dingy-en-Vuache is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. A significant increase in population has been recorded since the early 1980s.

Economy and Infrastructure

Dingy-en-Vuache was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are various local small businesses. A large number of employed people are also commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, but especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.

The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is located on a connecting road from Vulbens to Chaumont , above the main road N206, which leads from Annemasse via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . The A40 motorway also crosses the municipality, but the nearest connection is around 15 km away.

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