Annecy facts for kids
|River Thiou through Old Town with Alps in background.|
|Mayor||Jean-Luc Rigaut (NC)
|Elevation||418–926 m (1,371–3,038 ft)
(avg. 448 m or 1,470 ft*)
|Land area1||13.75 km2 (5.31 sq mi)|
|- Density||3,705/km2 (9,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (GMT +1)|
|INSEE/Postal code||74010/ 74000|
|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.|
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 is a twin town with:
- Cheltenham, United Kingdom, since 1956
- Bayreuth, Germany, since 1966
- Vicenza, Italy, since 1995
- Sainte-Thérèse, Canada, since 1987
- Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia, since 2003
- Sassandra, Côte d'Ivoire
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