|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Franck André-Masse|
|Area1||19.36 km2 (7.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||01138 /01350|
|Elevation||226–1,430 m (741–4,692 ft)
(avg. 237 m or 778 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.
The town, which is situated on the right bank of the River Rhône just a few kilometres from the first foothills of the Alps, is dominated by the Grand Colombier: the highest summit of the southern end of the Jura mountain range.
Culoz lies on the D904 road close to the point at which it crosses the D992 and is also an important railway junction: Culoz railway station is served by lines to Geneva, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Evian, Aix-les-Bains, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Lyon, and Paris.
- Henry Dunant, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1901, was one of the founders of the Red Cross
- The surgeon Antonin Poncet, who died in Culoz in 1951
- Brothers Henry and Léon Serpollet, steam engineers
- Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, American expatriate writers
- Christophe Lemaitre, Sprinter, European Champion.
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- (French)The history of Culoz (plain text)
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- (French)Tourism Office
- (French)Gazetteer Entry
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