|Community association||Grand Annecy|
|surface||9.13 km 2|
|Residents||1,238 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||136 inhabitants / km 2|
Quintal is located at Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends in a promising location in the foothills of the Alps on a high plateau at the western foot of the Semnoz (part of the Bauges massif ) in the eastern Albanais. The community is located within the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park ., about eight kilometers south-southwest of the city of
The area of the 9.13 km² municipal area includes a section of the Albanais. The northern part of the municipality occupies the Quintal plateau, which is sloping towards the west and north. The community area extends to the southeast over a densely wooded slope up to the broad ridge of the Semnoz . On the north flank of the Crêt du Tertère , the highest point in Quintal is reached at.
In addition to the actual town center, Quintal also includes several hamlet settlements and farmsteads, including:
- Les Chênes ( ) on the Quintal plateau
- Laudon ( ) on the Quintal plateau
The municipality of Quintal was already settled in prehistoric times.
It has been a parish since the 11th century. From 1796 to 1857 there was a bell foundry in the village.
The Romanesque parish church Église de la Visitation dates from the 10th and 11th centuries and is one of the oldest surviving churches in Haute-Savoie. In Les Vernettes there is a chapel that was built in the 19th century.
With 1238 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Quintal is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 319 inhabitants in Quintal). Since the beginning of the 1970s, however, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, there has been a marked increase in population. Today Quintal is part of the Annecy agglomeration.
Economy and Infrastructure
Until well into the 20th century, Quintal was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various small business enterprises. Otherwise the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.
The village is located away from the major thoroughfares, but is still well-developed in terms of traffic. The two main approaches are from Seynod or from Alby-sur-Chéran . There are other road connections with Viuz-la-Chiésaz and the tourist road, which leads over the ridge of the Semnoz. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 10 km away.