La Baume

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La Baume
La Baume is located in France
La Baume
La Baume
Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 6°36′48″E / 46.2831°N 6.6133°E / 46.2831; 6.6133Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 6°36′48″E / 46.2831°N 6.6133°E / 46.2831; 6.6133
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Le Biot
Intercommunality Community of communes of the Vallée d'Aulps
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Coffy
 • Land1 16.91 km2 (6.53 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 228
 • Population2 density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74030 / 74430
Elevation 636–1,890 m (2,087–6,201 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Baume is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


It is situated in the High Savoy between Thonon-les-Bains and Morzine. According to the French Wikipedia page, it is called 'La Baume' because the church is situated on a rock.


The Mayor of La Baume since March 2008 has been Serge Coffy.


Historical population of La Baume
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 170 214 179 165 191 228
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

The 'Barrage du Jotty', is a dam of the lake of Le Jotty shared by the communes of La Vernaz and La Baume.

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