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Sallenôves (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1
Community association Fier et Usses
Coordinates 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 0 ′  E
height 360-529 m
surface 3.64 km 2
Residents 703 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 193 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74270
INSEE code

Sallenôves is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Sallenôves is located at 458  m , about 15 kilometers northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The farming village extends on the northern edge of a plateau that extends in the Vallée des Usses valley, south of the Usses valley section , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 3.64 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The main settlement area is the Sallenôves plateau, which is bordered by the Petites Usses valley in the east, the Usses valley to the north and a short side valley of the Usses in the west. To the south the plateau rises slowly and near Mésigny reaches the highest point of Sallenôves at 529  m .

Sallenôves includes the hamlet of Bonlieu ( 374  m ) in the Usses valley and a few individual farms. Neighboring municipalities of Sallenôves are Contamine-Sarzin and Marlioz in the north, Choisy in the east, Mésigny in the south and Chilly in the west.


The municipality of Sallenôves was already populated during Roman times. The place name is made up of the words salla (hall, manor house) and nôve ( patois expression for new ) and thus means something like new mansions.


The village church of Sallenôves was built in the 19th century in the neo-Romanesque style. Some remains of the former Bonlieu Abbey from the 12th century have been preserved and are now mainly used as a farm. Opposite Sallenôves, the Château de Sallenôves is located in the municipality of Marlioz .


Population development
year Residents
1962 226
1968 234
1975 228
1982 301
1990 400
1999 476
2006 559

With 703 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Sallenôves is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the population decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 498 inhabitants in Sallenôves). Since the mid-1970s, however, a significant increase in population has been recorded.

Economy and Infrastructure

Sallenôves is still today a predominantly agricultural village. There are also some local small businesses. Many workers are commuters who go to work in the larger towns in the area, especially in the Annecy area.

The village is off the main thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from the main road N508, which runs from Annecy to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . Further road connections exist with Chilly, Mésigny, Cruseilles and Cercier . The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 17 km away.

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