Yvoire is a small medieval town in the department of Haute-Savoie, in the southeastern French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is located 24 kilometers (14.9 miles) northeast of Geneva.

Yvoire
The medieval gate
The medieval gate
Coat of arms of Yvoire
Coat of arms
Location of Yvoire
Yvoire is located in France
Yvoire
Yvoire
Yvoire is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Yvoire
Yvoire
Coordinates: 46°22′13″N 6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153Coordinates: 46°22′13″N 6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementThonon-les-Bains
CantonSciez
IntercommunalityThonon Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Jean-François Kung
Area
1
3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
993
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Yvoiriens, Yvoiriennes
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74315 /74140
Elevation372–441 m (1,220–1,447 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Located at the tip of the Leman peninsula (presqu'île de Léman), Yvoire delimits the two main parts of Lake Geneva, the "petit lac" and the "grand lac".

FeaturesEdit

The town is well known for its medieval buildings and summer floral displays, as well as the Jardin des Cinq Sens, a garden in the center of the town. It is called one of the "most beautiful villages of France".

HistoryEdit

The town was fortified by Amadeus V in the 14th century. It soon gained a strategic military importance and the inhabitants were given tax privileges.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006810—    
2007811+0.1%
2008817+0.7%
2009820+0.4%
2010849+3.5%
2011879+3.5%
2012884+0.6%
2013901+1.9%
2014925+2.7%
2015953+3.0%
2016981+2.9%
2017993+1.2%
 
Château d’Yvoire on Lake Geneva

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Second Round:[2]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 77.41
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 55.90
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 62.22
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 82.21

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017/

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