|Community association||Pays de Cruseilles|
|surface||2.97 km 2|
|Residents||938 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||316 inhabitants / km 2|
Villy-le-Pelloux is located at 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 ., about eleven kilometers north of the city of
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 . The highest point of Villy-le-Pelloux is reached at on a forest height southeast of the village.
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.
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.