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Coat of arms of Annonay
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Intercommunality Bassin d'Annonay
21.20 km2 (8.19 sq mi)
 • Density 725.61/km2 (1,879.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07010 /07100
Elevation 270–746 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 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.


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


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

Annonay's twin towns include:

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