|Coordinates||46 ° 6 ′ N , 6 ° 5 ′ E|
|surface||8.66 km 2|
|Residents||960 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||111 inhabitants / km 2|
Présilly is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .
Présilly is located at 684 m , about 13 kilometers south-southwest of the city of Geneva (as the crow flies). The village extends in a panoramic location with a view of the Geneva Basin at the northern foot of Mont Sion, northwest of the Salève , in the Genevois .
The area of the 8.66 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The municipal area extends in the headwaters of several brooks that flow to the Aire , including the Nant d'Ogny and the Nant de Feigères . To the south, the area stretches up the partly wooded, partly meadow slope of the Montagne de Sion (up to 840 m ). In the south-east, the municipality extends over the hollow of Le Chable, which is flanked by the thickly forested and partly cliff-side steep slope of the Grand Salève. Near the summit of the Plan du Salève , the highest point of Présilly is reached at 1311 m .
In addition to the original village, Présilly also includes the hamlets of L'Hôtellier ( 630 m ) below the village and Le Petit Chable ( 670 m ) in the hollow at the foot of the Salève. Neighboring municipalities of Présilly are Feigères and Beaumont in the north, Le Sappey and Vovray-en-Bornes in the east, Cruseilles , Saint-Blaise and Andilly in the south and Vers and Viry in the west.
In 1170 the Chartreuse Notre Dame de Pomier was founded in the municipality of today's Présilly, which was donated by the Counts of Geneva. The monastery complex was looted and destroyed in 1793. Présilly is not mentioned until the 15th century.
Parts of the former monastery buildings have been preserved and rebuilt.
With 960 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Présilly is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the early 1970s, thanks to the attractive residential area, there has been continuous population growth. Numerous single-family houses were built outside the old town center.
Economy and Infrastructure
Until well into the 20th century, Présilly was predominantly an agricultural village. Today there are various small and medium-sized businesses. A large number of employed people are also commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Geneva-Annemasse area.
The place is well developed in terms of traffic. It is located on a road connecting Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Andilly. Further road connections exist with Vers and Beaumont.