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Bonneville (Municipality, Haute-Savoie, France)

Last modified: 2004-07-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of the city

Bonneville is a city of ca. 10,000 inhabitants, mostly an administrative center. It was founded in 1290 as a free tax, new capital city called la bonne ville by Beatrix of Faucigny.

The city was in the past a fortified city, but the invaders from Bern destroyed the fortress in 1589.

Bonneville is now a sous-préfecture of the department of Haute-Savoie, with c. 10,000 inhabitants. In 1961, Bonnevile absorbed the neighbouring municipality of Pontchy, expanding its area from 1,555 to 2,232 ha.

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2003

Wrong flag of Bonneville

[Wrong flag of Bonneville]by Ivan Sache

The municipal logotype of Bonneville shows the bridge over the river Arve, decorated with two flags of Savoy and two flags horizontally divided yellow-red-yellow-red.
A representative of the municipality of Bonneville stated that:

  • the flag with the horizontal stripes is only used on the municipal logo and not as a municipal flag;
  • the municipality flies the flag of Faucigny.

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 11 December 2002