|Community association||Grand Annecy|
|surface||4.39 km 2|
|Residents||972 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||221 inhabitants / km 2|
Duingt lies at Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends on a rocky peninsula jutting out into the Lac d'Annecy , at the northern foot of the Taillefer, part of the Bauges massif , opposite Talloires and the Roc de Chère. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park ., about ten kilometers southeast of the city of
The area of the 4.39 km² municipal area includes a section on the west bank of Lac d'Annecy. On the Duingt peninsula, which divides the lake into the smaller Petit Lac in the south-east and the Grand Lac in the north-west, there are some steeper parts of the shore, otherwise the lake shore is relatively flat. To the south, the Taillefer ridge, which begins on the peninsula, rises rapidly to a rugged rocky crest (up to). Parallel to this, the ridge of the Roc des Bœufs runs about 1 km further to the west , where Duingt's highest peak is reached at . In between lies the Entrevernes valley, the lower section of which is part of the municipal area. In the west, the communal soil extends to the alluvial plain of the Pays du Laudon .
In addition to the actual town center, Duingt also includes some hamlet settlements and farmsteads, including:
- Dhéré ( ) at the north foot of the Roc des Bœufs at the entrance to the Entrevernes valley
- Fargy ( ) at the north foot of the Roc des Bœufs
- Les Maisons ( ) in the Entrevernes valley
The municipality of Duingt was already settled in the Neolithic and Roman times. The place was first mentioned in the 12th century under the name Duginum . The etymology of the place name is unclear. While some sources trace the name back to the Celtic word dunum (fortress), others derive it from the Burgundian personal name Dugo .
Duingt has been the center of a rulership since the Middle Ages . In 1793, the two communities Duingt and Dhéré were merged and then carried the double name Duingt-Dhéré for some time before the current official community name was introduced.
The parish church of Duingt was built in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style. Duingt owns two castles, which cannot be visited and which once belonged to the Sales family. The Château de Duingt (also called Château de Ruphy and Châteauvieux) is located on a small island at the end of the Duingt peninsula and is connected to the mainland by a dam. The original castle was built here in the 11th century. The castle was given its present form during renovations and new buildings in the period from the 17th to the 19th century. In Dhéré is the Château d'Héré, which was built in the 15th century. In the old town center numerous houses in the typical Savoyard style of the 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved.
With 972 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Duingt 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 367 inhabitants in Duingt). Since the early 1960s, thanks to the attractive residential area and proximity to Annecy, there has been a significant increase in population. Outside the old town center, numerous new single-family houses and villas were built.
Economy and Infrastructure
Up until the 20th century, Duingt was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are some small and medium-sized businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area, especially in Annecy. Thanks to its beautiful location on the lake and the sights, Duingt has developed into a holiday resort in recent decades. Day tourism also plays an important role.
The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is on the main N508 road from Annecy to Albertville . Another road connection exists with Entrevernes. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 17 km away. Duingt owned a station on the Annecy-Albertville railway line, which was closed in 1964.