Yvoire

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Yvoire as seen from Lake Geneva
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Yvoire
Coordinates: 46°22′13″N6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153 Coordinates: 46°22′13″N6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Sciez
Intercommunality Thonon Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (2020-2026) Jean-François Kung
Area
1
3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
1,015
  Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Yvoiriens, Yvoiriennes
Time zone UTC+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.

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.

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Geography

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".

Features

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".

History

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.

Population

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%
The medieval gate Yvoire06.JPG
The medieval gate
Chateau d'Yvoire on Lake Geneva Chateau d'Yvoire on Lake Geneva.jpg
Château d’Yvoire on Lake Geneva

Politics

Presidential Elections Second Round: [2]

ElectionWinning CandidateParty%
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 77.41
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 55.90
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 62.22
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 82.21

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017/