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Annonay, vue générale.JPG
Coat of arms of Annonay
Annonay is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Intercommunality Bassin d'Annonay
Mayor Olivier Dussopt
Elevation 270–746 m (886–2,448 ft)
(avg. 358 m/1,175 ft)
Land area1 21.20 km2 (8.19 sq mi)
Population2 15,383  (2012)
 - Density 726 /km2 (1,880 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07010/ 07100
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°14′27″N 4°40′17″E / 45.2408333333°N 4.67138888889°E / 45.2408333333; 4.67138888889

Annonay is a town and commune in the north part of the Ardèche département 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 lies a few kilometers away from the river Rhône, 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.

On March 8, 2001, an ETA terrorist suspect was arrested at a roadblock.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Annonay's twin towns include:

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