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The population of Haute-Savoie has grown

    The population of Haute-Savoie has grown

    Each year, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) publishes its surveys on the concerns faced by the inhabitants of different regions, such as suffrage, budget allocations, among others.  The latest report issued by the INSEE shows the interest that people have in Haute-Savoie. Indeed, the number of inhabitants in the region has increased a lot.

    A growing number
    The results of surveys conducted by INSEE are very clear: Haute-Savoie is very popular as a destination to which to move. Over the last ten years, some one hundred thousand people have joined the Haute-Savoie population. 235 towns and villages in Haute-Savoie out of the 279 existing ones have welcomed approximately ten thousand new inhabitants each year.
    In fact, Haute-Savoie is one of the regions of France whose population is growing steadily every year. In fact, the population is increasing every year by more than 1%. The increase in the Haute-Savoie population represents 20% of the increase in the population of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

    Among the communes where growth has been most significant are Viry, which has increased from 3,909 residents to 5,182, Marlioz, 711 compared to 1,012 at present, Vulbens, 1,161 compared to 1,588 inhabitants, Beaumont, 2,260 compared to 2,838, Chens-sur-Léman, 2,050 compared to 2,776, Vovray-en-Bornes, 381 compared to 524, and Cuvat, 1,053 compared to 1,391. According to the survey, it is the proximity of Geneva that would have played an important role in the popularity of Haute-Savoie.

    Only one village in Haute-Savoie has not taken in any new residents in recent years; that of Saint Blaise. However, the good news is that no residents have left the commune. Could the Hamlet of Santa Claus have something to do with this?  The number of residents in Saint Blaise has remained the same, 350.
    Following the centralisation of the communes, 23 of the communes of Haute-Savoie have been grouped into 8. Thus the Annecy region recently included Seynod, Annecy-le-Vieux, Pringy, Cran-Gevrier, Annecy and Meythet, a mega-city of almost 127,000 residents. As a result, there will also be 15 mayors in Haute-Savoie from April of this year.

    In the context of the next municipal
    More than 1,000 residents from 17 municipalities respectively will vote under a different electoral system in the next municipal elections. They will have to choose from lists of candidates instead of using the majority vote. The number of men and women elected should be equal.

    The village of Cordon, in the Mont-Blanc region, is the only one in the Haute-Savoie region that will use a majority vote instead of its traditional list vote. The village is among the few communes in the Haute-Savoie department that have suffered the departure of their inhabitants. Indeed, the population of Cordon has dropped to 973 heads.

    Given all the splendour of its landscape, modern infrastructure, urban development and the rich culture of Haute-Savoie, it is not surprising that so many people decide to move there. If you, too, would like to make one of the beautiful communes of Haute-Savoie your home, call us or visit us at our premises.