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Annecy

Annecy vue du mont Veyrier.jpg
Panoramic sight of Annecy and Lake Annecy.
Flag of Annecy
Coat of arms of Annecy
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1, Annecy-2, Annecy-le-Vieux and Seynod
Intercommunality CA Grand Annecy
Mayor Jean-Luc Rigaut (UDI)
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 396–1,153 m (1,299–3,783 ft)
Land area1 66.94 km2 (25.85 sq mi)
Population2 124,401  (2014)
 - Density 1,858/km2 (4,810/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.

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

Annecy is a twin town with:

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