|Canton||Annemasse-Sud and Annemasse-Nord|
|Intercommunality||Annemasse – Les Voirons|
|• Mayor (2008–present)||Christian Dupessay|
|• Land1||4.98 km2 (1.92 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
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 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
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).
The urban area of Annemasse (consisting of six cities or "communes") is the second largest agglomération in Haute-Savoie.
Christian Dupessay (PS) was elected mayor in the 2008 elections following Borrel's retirement.
Lycee des Glieres Collège Jacques Prévert
- (French) National statistics : INSEE - Annemasse : Données générales
Arve River near Annemasse