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Coordinates: 46°22′18″N 6°19′37″E / 46.3716°N 6.327°E / 46.3716; 6.327Coordinates: 46°22′18″N 6°19′37″E / 46.3716°N 6.327°E / 46.3716; 6.327{{#coordinates:46.3716|6.327|type:city(810)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Rhône-Alpes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Haute-Savoie</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Thonon-les-Bains</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Douvaine</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes du Bas-Chablais</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jean-Claude Fert</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 810</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 260/km2 (670/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 74315 / 74140</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Yvoire is a medieval city in Haute-Savoie department, in the region of Rhône-Alpes in south-eastern France.

Geography

Being located at the tip of the Leman peninsula (presqu'île de Léman), Yvoire delimits the two main parts of the Leman lake, the "petit lac" and the "grand lac".

Features

It is well known for its medieval buildings and beautiful flower decoration during the summer season. It is also one of the "most beautiful villages of France".

History

The town was fortified by Amadeus V in the 14th century. It soon gained a strategic military importance and the inhabitants were given tax privileges.

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