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Annecy

Annecy
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
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Intercommunality Annecy
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Rigaut (UDI)
Area1 13.75 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 51,012
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 74010 / 74000
Dialling codes 0450
Elevation 418–9 m (1,371–30 ft)
(avg. 448 m or 1,470 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 (French pronunciation: ​; ArpitanÈneci or Ènneci) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometers (22 mi) south of Geneva.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Administration 3
  • Climate 4
  • Culture 5
  • Sport 6
  • Main sights 7
  • Education 8
  • Population 9
  • Research organisations 10
  • Economy 11
    • Transport 11.1
  • International relations 12
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 12.1
    • Associations 12.2
  • Gallery 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15
  • External links 16

Geography

The Fier forms part of the commune's north-western border. The mountains around the town of Annecy are: Le Mont Veyrier, Le Semnoz, La Tournette, and the Parmelan.

History

The Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)
Map of Annecy in 1914, French edition

Nearby Annecy le Vieux ("Old Annecy") was a settlement from the time of the Romans.[1] Annecy was the court of the counts of Geneva[1] or Genevois from the 10th century.[2] It passed to the counts of Savoy in 1401.[2] In 1444, it became the regional capital of their provinces of Genevois, Faucigny, and Beaufortain. With the advance of Calvinism, Annecy became a center for the Counter-Reformation, the old bishopric of Geneva being transferred to it in 1535.[2] Francis of Sales was born nearby in 1567 and served as bishop of Annecy from 1602 to 1622;[2] his relics are preserved in the cathedral.[1] During the French Revolution, the Savoy region was conquered by France. Annecy became attached to the department of Mont Blanc, whose capital was Chambéry. The Catholic diocese was suppressed in 1801. After the Bourbon Restoration in 1815, Annecy was returned to the Savoyards' Kingdom of Sardinia and the Catholic diocese restored in 1822. When Savoy was sold to France in 1860, it became the capital of the new department of Haute-Savoie. Annecy was the site of the second round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) talks in 1949. In 2012, a multiple murder occurred in the Annecy area.[3]

Administration

Annecy is the capital of Haute-Savoie.

The metropolitan area of Annecy includes 13 municipalities.

Annecy is the capital of three cantons:

Climate

Climate data for Annecy, Haute-Savoie - Alt : 458m
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
19.2
(66.6)
23.5
(74.3)
27.4
(81.3)
32.6
(90.7)
35.1
(95.2)
36.0
(96.8)
38.5
(101.3)
30.0
(86)
26.5
(79.7)
20.6
(69.1)
19.9
(67.8)
38.5
(101.3)
Average high °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
7.6
(45.7)
12.0
(53.6)
15.6
(60.1)
20.5
(68.9)
24.0
(75.2)
26.1
(79)
25.7
(78.3)
20.7
(69.3)
16.0
(60.8)
9.5
(49.1)
5.6
(42.1)
15.72
(60.32)
Average low °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.6
(34.9)
4.7
(40.5)
9.5
(49.1)
12.5
(54.5)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
10.4
(50.7)
7.2
(45)
2.3
(36.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
6.11
(42.99)
Record low °C (°F) −23.0
(−9.4)
−15.5
(4.1)
−15.0
(5)
−6.0
(21.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.0
(33.8)
3.0
(37.4)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
−5.0
(23)
−11.5
(11.3)
−16.0
(3.2)
−23.0
(−9.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 91.2
(3.591)
82.2
(3.236)
94.6
(3.724)
102.8
(4.047)
105.1
(4.138)
90.0
(3.543)
100.8
(3.969)
114.8
(4.52)
123.3
(4.854)
118.0
(4.646)
116.8
(4.598)
109.9
(4.327)
1,249.5
(49.193)
Average precipitation days 11 9 10 10 12 9 10 10 9 11 12 11 124
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93 117 172 196 224 262 277 242 192 138 83 70 2,066
Source: Météo France - Period 1981-2010 - Extremes since 1970.

Culture

Annecy has hosted the Annecy International Animated Film Festival since 1960 and the Rencontres Internationales d'Annecy Cinéma & Architecture since 1999.

Sport

On 23 July 2009, Annecy played host to Stage 18 of the Tour de France, as the start/finish point for an individual time trial around Lake Annecy.

Annecy bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but lost to Pyeongchang.[5] If they had been chosen, Annecy would have been the fourth French city to host the Winter Olympic Games, after Chamonix (1924), Grenoble (1968), and Albertville (1992).

Ligue 1 team Évian Thonon Gaillard F.C. play their home matches in Annecy.

The Annecy basin is one of the world's leading locations for the sport of

  • Annecy town website (French) (English)
  • Annecy photo blog (French)
  • Annecy photos guide (French)
  • The former mayor of Annecy Bernard Bosson (French)
  • Satellite's view of Annecy's Lake
  • , organizerAssociation Annecy TraditionsOfficial web site of the (English)
  • The International Animated Film Festival
  • Festival du film italien d'Annecy
  • Annecy City (English) (French)
  • Lake Annecy tourism Official website
  • Annecy Tourist guide (French)
  • Association of the Friends of the Old Annecy (French)

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

External links

  • INSEE
  • "Annecy", , 9th ed.Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. II, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878, p. 64 .
  • "Annecy", , 11th ed.Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. II, .  
Bibliography
  1. ^ a b c d e EB (1878).
  2. ^ a b c d e EB (1911).
  3. ^ "France shootings: Three victims shot in head". BBC News Online (BBC). 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/pages2013/pdf/dep74.pdf
  5. ^ From Paula Hancocks, CNN. "South Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  6. ^ Paragliding in the Annecy Basin (PDF) (in French), DRDJS Rhone Alpes, archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2010, retrieved October 30, 2011 
  7. ^ World Cup France Talloires 2012, retrieved 2014-08-15 
  8. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/news/2015-iau-trail-world-championships
  9. ^ Census of population on 1 January 2006 on the site of Insee.
  10. ^ "[via WaybackMachine.com]"British towns twinned with French towns . Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
Citations

References

See also

Gallery

Together with other Alpine towns Annecy engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Annecy is also Alpine Town of the Year 2012.

Associations

Annecy is twinned with:

Twin towns – Sister cities

International relations

The Gare d'Annecy railway station offers connections with Lyon, Geneva, Paris, Grenoble and several regional destinations.

Transport

Companies located in and around Annecy include:

In the 19th century, the primary manufactures were linen and cotton goods, glass, cutlery, earthenware, and leather.[1] The area also carried on linen bleaching and iron mining.[1] By the First World War, it was connected by rail to Aix les Bains and there were factories for linen and cotton goods, felt hats, and paper, as well as a "celebrated" bell foundry at Annecy le Vieux.[2]

Logo of the City of Annecy

Economy

  • LAPP Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules specialized in Physics
  • Mecatronics department of CETIM
  • Different R&D activities in the Université de Savoie and its École Polytechnique d'Ingenieurs: Polytech'Savoie.

Research organisations


Population Over Time

   
 
 
 
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1800
 
1820
 
1840
 
1860
 
1880
 
1900
 
1920
 
1940
 
1960
 
1980
 
2000
 
Sources - database Cassini of EHESS and Insee


Population Change
1793 1800 1806 1822 1838 1848 1858 1861 1866
4,440 5,130 5,467 5,724 8,252 8,547 10,374 9,370 11,554
1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906 1911
11,581 10,976 11,334 11,817 11,947 12,894 13,611 14,351 15,622
1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975
15,004 17,233 20,289 23,293 26,722 33,114 43,255 54,484 53,262
1982 1990 1999 2008 - - - - -
49,965 49,644 50,348 50,115 - - - - -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006) · [9]

Population

Education

Other sights in Annecy include:

Palais de l'Isle is a castle in the of Geneva's administrative headquarters, then alternately a courthouse, a mint, and the Middle Ages until 1865 and then again during World War II. The Palais de l'Ile was classified as a Historical Monument in 1900, and today houses a local history museum.

The Palais de l'Isle and Thiou river

Main sights

[8]

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