|Community association||Annemasse-Les Voirons-Agglomération|
|surface||7.69 km 2|
|Residents||1,625 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||211 inhabitants / km 2|
Lucinges is located at Geneva (as the crow flies). The village stretches out over a leveled area in a panoramic position on the southwest slope of the mountain range of Les Voirons , high above the Arve valley and the Lake Geneva basin ., about 13 kilometers east of the city of
The area of the 7.69 km² municipal area includes a section of the lower Arvetal. The community area extends from the foot of the slope at Cranves-Sales above the Menoge valley to the northeast over the sunny slope of Lucinges to the densely wooded ridge of the massif of Les Voirons. The highest elevation of Lucinges is reached on the Pralère at .
The place name is derived from the Burgundian personal name L likewise and means as much as for the people of L wie. The Alemanni called the place Lusingen. In the area of Lucinges there was a castle belonging to the Lords of Faucigny that was destroyed in the 14th century .
The village church dates from the 19th century. A tower has been preserved from the former castle.
With 1625 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Lucinges is one of the smaller communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1960s, there has been a continuous strong population growth. Outside the old village center, numerous single-family houses were built on the panoramic slope of Les Voirons. Lucinges has been the residence of the novelist and literary scholar Michel Butor, who died in 2016, since 1986 .
Economy and Infrastructure
Until well into the 20th century, Lucinges was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various local small businesses. Numerous workers are commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.
- Johannes Meyer: History of Swiss Federal Law: The old time until 1798 . tape 1 . Westfehling in Komm., Winterthur 1878, p. 64, FN 5 ( google.at [accessed on February 12, 2020]).