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Echenevex sous la neige 24-01-2007.jpg
Coat of arms of Échenevex
Coat of arms
Échenevex is located in France
Coordinates: 46°18′34″N 6°02′12″E / 46.3094°N 6.0367°E / 46.3094; 6.0367Coordinates: 46°18′34″N 6°02′12″E / 46.3094°N 6.0367°E / 46.3094; 6.0367
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Thoiry
Intercommunality Pays de Gex
 • Mayor (2014) Pierre Rebeix
Area1 16.44 km2 (6.35 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 1,988
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01153 /01170
Elevation 490–1,682 m (1,608–5,518 ft)
(avg. 635 m or 2,083 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.

Échenevex is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.


Échenevex is located between the Jura mountains and the Lake Geneva region. It is situated on the slopes of the Jura mountains, just 3 km south of Gex. The Large Hadron Collider passes under Échenevex, about 100m below the surface. Echenevex is situated in the Ain department (01), and in the Rhone Alps Region of France. Echenevex consists partly of the Jura mountains natural park area and is approximately 8 minutes from the Crozet Telecabine Ski Station, and 15 minutes from Geneva International Airport.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 267 —    
1968 282 +5.6%
1975 371 +31.6%
1982 643 +73.3%
1990 997 +55.1%
1999 1,197 +20.1%
2008 1,538 +28.5%
2013 1,988 +29.3%


Panoramic view of Echenevex

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