World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Conjux

Article Id: WHEBN0016037288
Reproduction Date:

Title: Conjux  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bassens, Savoie, Barby, Savoie, Beaufort, Savoie, Belmont-Tramonet, Betton-Bettonet
Collection: Communes of Savoie
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Conjux

Conjux
The Lac du Bourget seen from Conjux
The Lac du Bourget seen from Conjux
Conjux is located in France
Conjux
Conjux
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Ruffieux
Intercommunality Chautagne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Savignac
Area1 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 197
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73091 / 73310
Elevation 225–443 m (738–1,453 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.

Conjux is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The smallest commune in the region of Chautagne at 175 ha, it extends for 5 km along the northwestern coastline of Lac du Bourget. The name of the commune is believed to be derived, via the form 'Congieux', from late Latin 'Congiacum', meaning the 'domain of Congius', and is not related to the Latin homonym, 'conjux' (spouse).[1]

Fishing was traditionally the mainstay of the village, but today there remain only two professional fishermen based in the commune. The Port of Conjux is now largely used for recreational boating and amateur fishing. Economic activity is largely confined to small businesses and salaried work in nearby cities such as Aix-les-Bains and Chambery.

The chapel Saint-Crépin-et-Crépinien at Conjux dates in part from the 15th century. It was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1826, and restored in several stages (1890, 1938 and 1978).[2]

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ [1] Gros, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieu de la Savoie
  2. ^ [2] Official site of the Commune of Conjux (in French).


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.