Annecy

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Annecy
Prefecture and commune
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
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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1, Annecy-2, Annecy-le-Vieux and Seynod
Intercommunality CA Grand Annecy
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Rigaut (UDI)
Area1 66.94 km2 (25.85 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 124,401
 • Density 1,858.40/km2 (4,813.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 74010 /74000
Dialling codes 0450
Elevation 396–1,153 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.

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

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 cities[change | change source]

Annecy is a twin town with:

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