Annemasse

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Annemasse
1 - Annemasse vu du ciel.jpg
Flag of Annemasse
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Coat of arms of Annemasse
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Annemasse is located in France
Annemasse
Annemasse
Coordinates: 46°11′45″N 6°14′11″E / 46.1958°N 6.2364°E / 46.1958; 6.2364Coordinates: 46°11′45″N 6°14′11″E / 46.1958°N 6.2364°E / 46.1958; 6.2364
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Canton Annemasse-Sud and Annemasse-Nord
Intercommunality Annemasse – Les Voirons
Government
 • Mayor (2008–present) Christian Dupessay
Area
 • Land1 4.98 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 29,540
 • Population2 density 5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74012 / 74100
Elevation 399–504 m (1,309–1,654 ft)
(avg. 433 m or 1,421 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.

Annemasse is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

It lies on the border with Switzerland, approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of Geneva. It is the second largest city in the Haute-Savoie department with a population estimated at 29,450 in 2010.[1]

Annemasse from space

Geography[edit]

Annemasse is part of the metropolitan area of Geneva.

It is the last exit of the French motorway A40 before the border and is thus well connected with the other cities of the region.

The city is surrounded by the Mont Salève (alt. 1300m) and the Arve River on the West, the Voirons (alt. 1450m) on the East and the Swiss border on the North.

Economy[edit]

The main activity is commerce: due to the current foreign exchange situation, a lot of Swiss residents come to Annemasse to purchase food and other commodities. A large proportion of the population work in Geneva, Switzerland, where the salaries are higher than in France. To encourage this mobility, the CEVA project will extend the existing rail connection between Annemasse and Genève Eaux-Vives through to Gare de Cornavin

Companies[edit]

Annemasse has 1,898 company locations on its territory, a large share of it being shops and services. The three main companies operating in Annemasse are Parker Hannifin (turnover: € 134 million), Siegwerk (107 M €) and the Giant Casino Annemasse (17 M €, enlarged in 2003).

Administration[edit]

The urban area of Annemasse (consisting of six cities or "communes") is the second largest agglomération in Haute-Savoie.

The city mayor 1977 - 2008 was Robert Borrel from the Socialist Party, but the Conservative Party usually gets the majority in other elections.

Christian Dupessay (PS) was elected mayor in the 2008 elections following Borrel's retirement.

High school[edit]

Lycee des Glieres Collège Jacques Prévert

Twin cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) National statistics : INSEE - Annemasse : Données générales

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