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Villy-le-Pelloux (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton La Roche-sur-Foron
Community association Pays de Cruseilles
Coordinates 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 8 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 0 ′  N , 6 ° 8 ′  E
height 562-754 m
surface 2.97 km 2
Residents 938 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 316 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74350
INSEE code

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


Villy-le-Pelloux is located at 699  m , about eleven kilometers north of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a panoramic position on a wide ridge south of the Usses valley , on the southwestern edge of the Bornes plateau, in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 2.97 km² large municipal area includes a section in the area of ​​the Bornes plateau. The northern border runs along the Usses , a left tributary of the Rhone , which flows here from east to west in an open, but clearly deepened valley. From the Usses, the municipality extends south over a relatively gently sloping slope to the plateau of Villy, which averages 720  m . The highest point of Villy-le-Pelloux is reached at 754  m on a forest height southeast of the village.

The neighboring communities of Villy-le-Pelloux are Cruseilles in the north, Groisy and Charvonnex in the east, Saint-Martin-Bellevue in the south and Allonzier-la-Caille in the west.


Villy-le-Pelloux is first mentioned in a document at the beginning of the 15th century. The place name is derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Villius and means estate of Villius .


The village church of Villy-le-Pelloux dates from the 15th century, was later restored several times and shows Gothic styles.


Population development
year Residents
1962 123
1968 159
1975 153
1982 232
1990 293
1999 457
2004 474

With 938 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Villy-le-Pelloux is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1970s, thanks to the attractive residential area, there has been a significant increase in population.

Economy and Infrastructure

Villy-le-Pelloux is still a predominantly agricultural village today . There are also some local small businesses. A large number of workers are commuters who work in the larger towns in the area as well as in the Annecy and Geneva-Annemasse area.

The village is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is located on a departmental road that leads from Allonzier-la-Caille to La Roche-sur-Foron . Further road connections exist with Charvonnex and Saint-Martin-Bellevue. The closest connection to the A41 motorway , which crosses the municipality, is around 2 km away.

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