Juvigny (Haute-Savoie)

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Juvigny (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Gaillard
Community association Annemasse-Les Voirons-Agglomération
Coordinates 46 ° 13 '  N , 6 ° 17'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 13 '  N , 6 ° 17'  E
height 458-534 m
surface 2.71 km 2
Residents 639 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 236 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74100
INSEE code

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


Juvigny is located at 485  m , about ten kilometers east of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends on the edge of the plateau north of the Foron Valley, at the northwest foot of the Les Voirons mountain range , in the immediate vicinity of the border with Switzerland .

The area of ​​the 2.71 km² municipal area includes a section on the edge of the Lake Geneva basin . The area is crossed from northeast to southwest by the Foron (tributary of the Arve ) in a valley that was once formed as a meltwater channel on the edge of the Ice Age Rhone glacier . The flat valley floor is always around 300 m wide. To the northwest of this valley, the municipal area extends to the Juvigny plateau (up to 510  m ). To the southeast, the commune extends into the forest areas of Les Allongets and Les Montolliets at the foot of Les Voirons. This is where Juvigny's highest point is reached at 535  m .

The hamlets of Les Curtines ( 498  m ) and Paconinges ( 500  m ) belong to Juvigny . The neighboring communities of Juvigny are Saint-Cergues in the north, Cranves-Sales in the east, Ville-la-Grand in the west and the Swiss villages Presinge and Jussy in the north-west.


The place name goes back to the Gallo-Roman personal name Juvenius . The village was first mentioned in a document in the 13th century.


The village church of Juvigny received its present form in the 19th century, with the bell tower being taken over from the previous building.


Population development
year Residents
1962 222
1968 239
1975 304
1982 415
1990 542
1999 539

With 639 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Juvigny is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1960s, there has been a continuous strong population growth.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Juvigny was primarily an agricultural village. Today there are various local small and medium-sized businesses. Part of the large industrial zone on the eastern edge of Ville-la-Grand is in the Juvigny area. Numerous workers are commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.

Although the village is away from the larger thoroughfares, it is well-developed in terms of traffic. It is located on a connecting road that runs from Ville-la-Grand along the Swiss border to Saint-Cergues.

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