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.[2]

Seynod
Part of Annecy
The road into Seynod
The road into Seynod
Coat of arms of Seynod
Coat of arms
Location of Seynod
Seynod is located in France
Seynod
Seynod
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementAnnecy
CantonSeynod
CommuneAnnecy
Area
1
19.17 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
21,213
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
74600
Elevation446–1,024 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.

The inhabitants of Seynod are called Seynodiens.

AdministrationEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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

LandmarksEdit

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

SportsEdit

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

Twin townsEdit

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.

FestivalsEdit

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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