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Annecy

(änsē`), town (1990 pop. 51,143), capital of Haute-Savoie dept., SE France, in SavoySavoy
, Fr. Savoie, Alpine region of E France. The boundaries of old Savoy have changed with time, but presently the region comprises the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
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 in the N Alps, on beautiful Lake Annecy. A popular tourist resort, it also has printing plants and factories making jewelry, precision instruments, and wood, leather, and textile products. The center of the city, traversed by narrow canals, is picturesquely medieval. St. Francis de Sales, who was born in Annecy, was bishop from 1602 to 1622. The city has many fine churches, monasteries, and seminaries. The castle of the counts of Geneva (12th–14th cent.) dominates Annecy from a hill.

Annecy

1. a city and resort in E France, on Lake Annecy. Pop.: 50 348 (1999)
2. Lake. a lake in E France, in the Alps
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The completion of a new development of contemporary apartments in the historic and picturesque lakeside town of Annecy - in the foothills of the Alps in the HauteSavoie region of France - has prompted developer MGM to start work on a similar scheme nearby.
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