Seynod

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Seynod
The road into Seynod
The road into Seynod
Coat of arms of Seynod
Coat of arms
Seynod is located in France
Seynod
Seynod
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Seynod is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Seynod
Area1 19.17 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 20,955
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 former commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the commune Annecy.[1]

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 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Annecy.

Geography[edit]

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


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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 14 July 2016 (in French)

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