|Community association||Fier et Usses|
|surface||5.55 km 2|
|Residents||1,286 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||232 Einw./km 2|
Lovagny is located at Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a panoramic position on the southern slope of the Montagne d'Age, around 150 meters above the Fier valley , in the foothills of the Alps on the edge of the Annecy basin, in the Genevois ., about eight kilometers west of the city of
The area of the 5.55 square kilometers large municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The southern part of the area is occupied by the valley of the Fier, which flows here partly in a flat valley floor, partly in a deeply cut rock gorge (Gorges du Fier) from east to west. Most of the time the border runs along the southern slope of the valley. From the valley of the Fier, the municipal area extends northward over the slope of Lovagny to the ridge of the Montagne d'Age , with the Ruisseau de l'Écluse forming the western boundary. The highest point in Lovagny is reached on the Crêt de la Cheminée at.
The municipality of Lovagny was already settled in the Neolithic and Roman times, and the place was then called Lupariacum . In the 11th century, the village is first mentioned under the name Lovaniaci . During the Middle Ages, a priory existed here, founded by the monks of Talloires Abbey.
The village church of Lovagny was rebuilt in the 19th century, with parts of the choir from the previous Romanesque building being included. Montrottier Castle stands on a hill below the village . The characteristic Savoy fortified castle was built in the 13th century and redesigned in the 15th and 19th centuries. It has a 36 meter high keep , in which a collection of bronze reliefs from the 16th century, weapons, armor, porcelain, ceramics and furniture is shown.
With 1286 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Lovagny 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 450 inhabitants in Lovagny). Since the beginning of the 1960s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, a marked increase in population has been recorded again.
Economy and Infrastructure
Lovagny was a predominantly agricultural village until well into the 20th century . In addition, there are now some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.
The village is off the main thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Annecy through the Fier valley to Seyssel . Another road connection is with Chavanod. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around nine kilometers away. Lovagny owned a train station on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .