|Coordinates||46 ° 4 ′ N , 5 ° 59 ′ E|
|surface||7.16 km 2|
|Residents||798 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||111 inhabitants / km 2|
Jonzier-Épagny is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .
Jonzier-Épagny is located at 621 m , about 21 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The double municipality extends on a slope inclined to the south in the headwaters of the Fornant, at the foot of the Montagne de Sion and east of the Montagne de Vuache , in the Genevois .
The area of the 7.16 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The main part of the area is taken up by the valley basin of the Fornant (right side stream of the Usses) and by its source stream Flon. To the north, the municipality extends to the wide ridge of the Montagne de Sion. The highest elevation of Jonzier-Épagny is reached here at 733 m .
The municipality consists of the following districts:
- Jonzier ( 621 m ) on the southern slope of the Montagne de Sion
- Épagny ( 615 m ) on the southern slope of the Montagne de Sion
- Vigny ( 690 m ) on the ridge of the Montagne de Sion
Neighboring communities of Jonzier-Épagny are Dingy-en-Vuache , Chênex and Vers in the north, Minzier in the east and south and Savigny in the west.
Jonzier is first mentioned in a document in the 15th century. The place name is derived from the Gallo-Roman surname Iucundius and means estate of Iucundius . In 1866 Jonzier merged with the neighboring Épagny to form today's double community.
The village church in Jonzier dates from the 19th century.
With 798 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Jonzier-Épagny is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 20th century the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1901 there were still 435 inhabitants in Jonzier-Épagny). Since the beginning of the 1980s, however, there has been a significant increase in population.
Economy and Infrastructure
Jonzier-Épagny is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small businesses. A large number of workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area as well as in the Annecy and Geneva-Annemasse area.
The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is located on the D992 departmental road from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Frangy . Further road connections exist with Vulbens and Minzier. The closest connection to the A40 motorway is around 12 km away.