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Title: Saint-Jorioz  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, Allonzier-la-Caille, Lugrin, Maxilly-sur-Léman, Neuvecelle
Collection: Communes of Haute-Savoie
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The town seen from the Col de la Cochette
The town seen from the Col de la Cochette
Coat of arms of Saint-Jorioz
Coat of arms
Saint-Jorioz is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Annecy
Canton Canton of Seynod
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Rive Gauche du Lac d'Annecy
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Beal
Area1 21.12 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,638
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74242 / 74410
Elevation 443–1,657 m (1,453–5,436 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.

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

World heritage site

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

See also


  1. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Site - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
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