Droisy (Haute-Savoie)

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Droisy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Community association Usses and Rhône
Coordinates 45 ° 58 '  N , 5 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 58 '  N , 5 ° 53'  E
height 558-941 m
surface 4.55 km 2
Residents 159 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 35 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74270
INSEE code

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


Saint-Sébastien church, the parish hall in the back on the right

Droisy is located at 660  m , near Seyssel , about 21 kilometers west-northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends from a panoramic location on a high plateau, a northern branch of the Montagne des Princes, east of the wide valley of the Rhone , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 4.55 km² municipal area covers a section of the western Genevois. The central area is occupied by the Droisy plateau. To the north, the municipal area extends into the valley of the Ruisseau de Findreuze (side stream of the Usses ). Towards the south, the parish extends over a densely wooded slope to the wide ridge of the Montagne des Princes , on which the highest elevation of Droisy is reached at 941  m .

Neighboring communities of Droisy are Desingy in the north, Clermont and Crempigny-Bonneguête in the east, Vallières-sur-Fier in the south and Seyssel in the west.


Droisy is first mentioned in a document in the early 15th century. The place name ( [fundus] Drausiacus ) comes from the Gallo-Roman personal name Drausius and means something like estate of Drausius .

Population development

year Residents
1962 75
1968 78
1975 63
1982 67
1990 71
1999 71
2006 118
2011 160

With 159 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Droisy is one of the smallest 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 (182 inhabitants were still counted in Droisy in 1861). In the second half of the 20th century there were only minor fluctuations in the number of inhabitants until it has increased again sharply since around 2000.

Economy and Infrastructure

Droisy is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are no other jobs in the village outside of the primary sector. Some employed people are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area.

The village is located off the main thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Seyssel to Clermont.

Web links

Commons : Droisy  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. French Statistics Institute ( www.insee.fr )
  2. Droisy - notice communale. In: cassini.ehess.fr. Retrieved May 2, 2014 (French).