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River Thiou through Old Town with Alps in background.
Coat of arms of Annecy
Annecy is located in France
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Intercommunality Annecy
Mayor Jean-Luc Rigaut (NC)
(since 2007)
Elevation 418–926 m (1,371–3,038 ft)
(avg. 448 m/1,470 ft)
Land area1 13.75 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population2 50,943  (2012)
 - Density 3,705 /km2 (9,600 /sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 74010/ 74000
Dialling code 0450
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.

Coordinates: 45°54′58″N 6°07′59″E / 45.916°N 6.133°E / 45.916; 6.133

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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