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Sillingy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1
Community association Fier et Usses
Coordinates 45 ° 57 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 57 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E
height 451-760 m
surface 14.84 km 2
Residents 5,245 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 353 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74330
INSEE code
Sillingy in Haute-Savoie

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


Sillingy is located at 502  m , about nine kilometers northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends slightly higher in a wide valley basin, which is drained to the southeast to the Fier . It is located west of the Montagne de Mandallaz, at the foot of the Tête ( 900  m ) with its striking rock formations, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 14.84 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The central part of the area is occupied by the valley basin of Sillingy, which lies at an average of 480  m and used to be a marshy plain, but is now largely drained. This valley basin is bounded in the east by the Tête (the municipal boundary runs along the foot of the slope) and in the southeast by the ridge of the Montagne d'Age (up to 670  m ). Between these two mountains there is a narrow valley that drains the basin and connects it with the city of Annecy. To the west, the municipal area extends to the high plateau of Arzy and the hill country that extends between the valleys of Fier and Usses . At 753  m , the highest point of Sillingy is reached on the wooded height of Sublessy.

In addition to the actual town center, Sillingy also includes various hamlet settlements and farms, including:

  • Bromines ( 475  m ) on the northern edge of the Annecy basin and at the foot of the Tête
  • Chaumontet ( 459  m ) in the valley between the Montagne d'Age and the Tête
  • La Petite Balme ( 490  m ) at the southwest foot of the Tête
  • La Croix Blanche ( 481  m ) in the Sillingy basin
  • Seysolaz ( 510  m ) slightly elevated at the northern foot of the Montagne d'Age
  • Quincy ( 594  m ) on the western slope above the Sillingy basin
  • Lugy ( 590  m ) on the western slope above the Sillingy basin
  • Arzy ( 602  m ) on the edge of a high plateau above the Sillingy basin
  • La Combe ( 625  m ) on the high plateau west of the valley basin
  • Sublessy ( 650  m ) at the height west of the valley

Neighboring communities of Sillingy are Mésigny and La Balme-de-Sillingy in the north, Epagny Metz-Tessy in the east, Poisy and Nonglard in the south and Vaulx , Thusy and Chilly in the west.


The municipality of Sillingy was already settled in the Neolithic and Roman times. Wall foundations and a coin treasure that was discovered in the 19th century indicate the latter.

Sillingy is first mentioned in the 11th century under the name Silingiacus when a priory was founded here. The place name is derived from the Vandal tribe of the Silinger , who settled in the Sillingy area in the 5th century.


The village church of Sillingy dates from the 19th century. The church in La Combe was built in the neo-Romanesque style.


Population development
year Residents
1962 980
1968 1,082
1975 1,343
1982 1,652
1990 2.116
1999 2,881

With 5245 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Sillingy is one of the medium-sized municipalities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of inhabitants decreased continuously, initially due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 1312 inhabitants in Sillingy). 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. Outside the old town center and in the area of ​​Arzy and La Combe, various single-family house quarters were created.

Economy and Infrastructure

Sillingy was a predominantly agricultural village well into the 20th century . Today there are various small and medium-sized businesses. A commercial zone has developed in recent years, especially at Chaumontet on the main street. Many workers are also commuters who work in the Annecy area.

The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is close to the main road N508 which runs from Annecy to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . Other local road connections exist with Nonglard, Vaulx, Thusy and Mésigny. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 8 km away.

Community partnerships

Web links

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