|Community association||Pays de Cruseilles|
|surface||8.48 km 2|
|Residents||1,076 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||127 inhabitants / km 2|
Menthonnex-en-Bornes is located at Annecy (as the crow flies). The scattered settlement community extends from a promising location on the western roof of the Bornes plateau, above the Usses valley , south of the Salève , in the Genevois ., about 17 kilometers north of the city of
The area of the 8.48 km² municipal area includes a section in the area of the Bornes plateau. The western border runs along the Usses, a left tributary of the Rhone . This body of water flows south in a wide valley and separates the ridge of the Salève from the Bornes plateau to the east. From the lowland, the municipality extends eastward over a relatively gently sloping slope to the high plateau, on which the highest elevation of Menthonnex-en-Bornes is reached at . Several side streams of the Usses drain the plateau in slightly incised erosion channels , including the Ruisseau du Grand Verray , which forms the southern municipal boundary.
In addition to the actual village, Menthonnex-en-Bornes also includes numerous hamlet settlements and farms, including (from north to south):
- La Rippe ( )
- Les Margolliets ( )
- La Côte ( )
- Le Trosset ( )
- Les Petits Pierres ( )
- Peguin ( )
Menthonnex-en-Bornes (previously just called Menthonnex) was first mentioned in writing in the 15th century.
The village church of Menthonnex-en-Bornes was built in the neo-Gothic style. The Notre Dame de la Salette chapel is also worth seeing.
With 1,076 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Menthonnex-en-Bornes is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the first half of the 20th century the population decreased steadily (1901 Menthonnex-en-Bornes had 633 inhabitants). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.
Economy and Infrastructure
Menthonnex-en-Bornes is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small businesses. Some of the workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area and in the Geneva-Annemasse and Annecy area .
The village is located off the major thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Cruseilles over the Bornes plateau to La Roche-sur-Foron . Further road connections exist with Arbusigny, Villy-le-Bouveret and Groisy. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 11 km away.