Annonay

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Annonay
Annonay, vue générale.JPG
Coat of arms of Annonay
Coat of arms
Location of Annonay
Annonay is located in France
Annonay
Annonay
Annonay is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Annonay
Annonay
Coordinates: 45°14′27″N 4°40′17″E / 45.2408333333°N 4.67138888889°E / 45.2408333333; 4.67138888889Coordinates: 45°14′27″N 4°40′17″E / 45.2408333333°N 4.67138888889°E / 45.2408333333; 4.67138888889
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentArdèche
ArrondissementTournon-sur-Rhône
IntercommunalityBassin d'Annonay
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Dussopt
Area
1
21.20 km2 (8.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
15,383
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07010 /07100
Elevation270–746 m (886–2,448 ft)
(avg. 358 m or 1,175 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Annonay is a town and commune in the north part of the Ardèche department of France. This commune has the most people living in it of the Ardèche département, although it is not the préfecture, which is the smaller town of Privas.

Geography[change | change source]

Annonay is a few kilometers away from the Rhône River, 75 km south of Lyon and 40 from Saint-Étienne.

History[change | change source]

The town's name is possibly of Roman beginnings.

On June 4, 1783, Annonay was the place where the Montgolfier brothers made their first public unmanned hot air balloon flight.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Annonay's twin towns include:

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