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Annecy

commune in Haute-Savoie, France

Annecy is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Haute-Savoie department.

Annecy
Panoramic sight of Annecy and Lake Annecy.
Panoramic sight of Annecy and Lake Annecy.
Flag of Annecy
Flag
Coat of arms of Annecy
Coat of arms
Annecy is located in France
Annecy
Annecy
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Annecy is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Annecy
Annecy
Coordinates: 45°54′58″N 6°07′59″E / 45.916°N 6.133°E / 45.916; 6.133Coordinates: 45°54′58″N 6°07′59″E / 45.916°N 6.133°E / 45.916; 6.133
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementAnnecy
CantonAnnecy-1, Annecy-2, Annecy-le-Vieux and Seynod
IntercommunalityCA Grand Annecy
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Rigaut (UDI)
Area
1
66.94 km2 (25.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
124,401
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Annécien/Annécienne
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET (GMT +1))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74010 /74000
Dialling codes0450
Elevation396–1,153 m (1,299–3,783 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.

It is on the northern tip of Lake Annecy. It is 35 kilometres south of Geneva.

It is often known as « la Venise des Alpes » or « the Venice of the Alps ».

Annecy has hosted the Annecy International Animated Film Festival since 1960.

Annecy bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but lost to Pyeongchang.[1]

Sister citiesEdit

Annecy is a twin town with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "South Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics". edition.cnn.com.