Seynod

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Seynod
Seynod is located in France
Seynod
Seynod
Coordinates: 45°53′23″N 6°05′48″E / 45.8897°N 6.0967°E / 45.8897; 6.0967Coordinates: 45°53′23″N 6°05′48″E / 45.8897°N 6.0967°E / 45.8897; 6.0967
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Intercommunality Community of Greater Annecy
Government
 • Mayor Françoise Camusso
Area
 • Land1 19.17 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 17,970
 • Population2 density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74268 / 74600
Elevation 446–1,024 m (1,463–3,360 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.

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

The inhabitants of Seynod are called Seynodiens.

Administration[edit]

The town of Seynod is the seat of a canton which includes twelve communes. It is part of the Community of Greater Annecy.

Geography[edit]

To the south-southeast of the commune is the massif of Semnoz.

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Landmarks[edit]

  • Châteauvieux
  • Château de Périaz
  • Église Saint-Maurice du XVIe siècle, remaniée XVIIe et XIXe.

Sports[edit]

The town is equipped with an auditorium and a summer/winter water sports complex. There is also a skate-park.

Twin towns[edit]

The town of Seynod was formally twinned with the town of Ineu in Romania September 26, 1999. A sponsorship has existed since 1989.

In 2002, the municipality proposed to be twinned with the town of Malgrat de Mar in Catalonia.

Festivals[edit]

Every first Sunday of September, the association Les Amis du Vieux Seynod organise the fête du Vieux Seynod, the goal of which is to recall the rural traditions and craftsmanship of the inhabitants.

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