Choisy, Haute-Savoie

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The church and surrounding buildings
The church and surrounding buildings
Coat of arms of Choisy
Coat of arms
Choisy is located in France
Coordinates: 45°59′N 6°03′E / 45.98°N 6.05°E / 45.98; 6.05Coordinates: 45°59′N 6°03′E / 45.98°N 6.05°E / 45.98; 6.05
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-Nord-Ouest
Intercommunality Fier et Usses
 • Mayor Bernard Seigle
Area1 16.57 km2 (6.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,576
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74076 / 74330
Elevation 350–905 m (1,148–2,969 ft)
(avg. 611 m or 2,005 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.

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

It lies 15 km from Annecy and 35 km from Geneva.


Located 15 km northwest of Annecy, Choisy belongs to the natural area of "Les Usses". It lies between "les petites Usses" brook on the west side at an altitude of 390 m, and the Mandallaz mountain on the east side. The site is characterized by a great landscape quality with 70% of space arable land and 20% of forests.


Population: Since 1975, the demographic rise continues. The population doubled in two decades (1,247 inhabitants at the end of 1993). One third of the population is less than 20 years old. This evolution is mainly due to the installation of new inhabitants working in the Annecy and Geneva area.


About thirty craftsmen and tradesmen, with a great majority in the sector of the building, exert on Choisy. There is no industrial activity. Agriculture remains the dominant activity with about thirty exploitations in dairy production. The youth of the majority of the farmers and their dynamism are a guarantee for the safeguarding and the quality of the landscapes. Their Cooperative dairy collects 3,5 million liters of milk transformed into Abondance or Emmental cheeses.

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