Vulbens (French pronunciation: ​[vylbɛ̃s]; Arpitan: Vulbin) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Vulbens
A view within Vulbens
A view within Vulbens
Coat of arms of Vulbens
Location of Vulbens
Vulbens is located in France
Vulbens
Vulbens
Vulbens is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vulbens
Vulbens
Coordinates: 46°06′08″N 5°55′52″E / 46.1022°N 5.9311°E / 46.1022; 5.9311Coordinates: 46°06′08″N 5°55′52″E / 46.1022°N 5.9311°E / 46.1022; 5.9311
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementSaint-Julien-en-Genevois
CantonSaint-Julien-en-Genevois
IntercommunalityGenevois
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Benoit Florent
Area
1
12.53 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
1,630
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74314 /74520
Elevation327–920 m (1,073–3,018 ft)
Websitehttp://www.vulbens.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vulbens is located 20 kilometres southwest of Geneva, on the hills of the Vuache. Vulbens has a border with Switzerland, the commune of Chancy. Other neighbouring municipalities are Chevrier, Pougny, Valleiry, Viry and Dingy-en-Vuache.

HistoryEdit

Vulbens was part of the former province Genevois of the Duchy of Savoy.

Templars moved in 1196 to Vulbens, near the place called "Port of the Isles" (near Collogny) and controlled the passage of the Rhone by people crossing by ferry Traille. The area of the Knights Templar later became the property of the hospital and then was transformed into a farm to the Revolution. Today, riding stables, the only visible remnant of his past is a portal which is engraved on the cross of Malta on the keystone.

During the French Revolution, the Savoy region was conquered by France and Vulbens became attached to the département of Léman, of which capital was Geneva. After the Bourbon Restoration in 1815, it was returned to the Kingdom of Sardinia (heir of the Duchy of Savoy). When Savoy was annexed to France in 1860, it became part of the new département of Haute-Savoie.

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Vulbens are called Vulbanaises and Vulbanais.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 511—    
1975 552+1.11%
1982 667+2.74%
1990 751+1.49%
1999 784+0.48%
2007 835+0.79%
2012 1,161+6.81%
2017 1,588+6.46%
Source: INSEE[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE