|Intercommunality||Mont d'Or et les Deux Lacs|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Louis Poix|
|14.21 km2 (5.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||959–1,300 m (3,146–4,265 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The highest point in the commune is the Mont de l'Herba at 1303 m.
The history of the commune is linked to Jean de Chalon, Duke of Burgundy. He established a hospital, first designed to treat the wounded in battle, and then to combat leprosy and the plague, which raged from 1346 to 1349.
The two distance names of Hôpitaux-Vieux and Hôpitaux-Neufs first appear in a document of 1393.
The village was entirely destroyed in July 1639 in the Thirty Years' War. As late as 1688, there were still only 37 homes that had been rebuilt.
The village did not have its own church until 1664, but was dependent on the parish of Saint-Maurice.
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