La Roche-sur-Foron

La Roche-sur-Foron (French pronunciation: ​[la ʁɔʃ syʁ fɔʁɔ̃]; Arpitan: La Roche) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Southeastern France.

La Roche-sur-Foron
La Roche (Arpitan)
La Roche-sur-Foron Town Hall
La Roche-sur-Foron Town Hall
Coat of arms of La Roche-sur-Foron
Location of La Roche-sur-Foron
La Roche-sur-Foron is located in France
La Roche-sur-Foron
La Roche-sur-Foron
La Roche-sur-Foron is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
La Roche-sur-Foron
La Roche-sur-Foron
Coordinates: 46°04′02″N 6°18′41″E / 46.0673°N 6.3113°E / 46.0673; 6.3113Coordinates: 46°04′02″N 6°18′41″E / 46.0673°N 6.3113°E / 46.0673; 6.3113
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementBonneville
CantonLa Roche-sur-Foron
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Rochois
Government
 • Mayor (2022–2026) Pierrick Ducimetiere[1]
Area
1
17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
11,149
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
DemonymRochois / Rochoises
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74224 /74800
Elevation500–1,896 m (1,640–6,220 ft)
WebsiteLarochesurforon.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is located about 23 km (14.2 mi) southeast of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2018, it had a population of 11,175. La Roche-sur-Foron station has rail connections to Lyon, Annecy, Saint-Gervais and Geneva.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 5,049—    
1975 6,008+2.52%
1982 6,627+1.41%
1990 7,116+0.89%
1999 8,538+2.04%
2007 9,912+1.88%
2012 10,635+1.42%
2017 11,339+1.29%
Source: INSEE[3]

Noted local personalityEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE