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Cran Gevrier

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Country  France
Department  Haute-Savoie
Population (2014)  17,257
Local time  Tuesday 11:49 PM
Region  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Canton  Canton of Seynod
Area  4.8 km²
Arrondissement  Arrondissement of Annecy
Cran-Gevrier
Intercommunality  Communauté de l'agglomération d'Annecy
Weather  2°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 94% Humidity

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

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Map of 74960 Cran-Gevrier, France

Geography

Cran-Gevrier is in the east of Annecy. Part of the town is on a hill (hill of Gevrier). The hamlet of Cran was on the level of the Thiou river. The top of the hill of Gevrier is designated as a natural area.

The Fier forms most of the commune's north-western border.

History

The city draws its origins from two hamlets: Cran and Gevrier. There are two possible origins for each one of these names:

  • Cran which means "notch" (permitted the establishment of a road between Boutae (Annecy) and Aquae (Aix-les-Bains), or between two rivers (river Thiou and river Fier).
  • Gevrier, the oldest hamlet, got its name either from the Grabriaccus villa, or from the word "guivre", the name of a mythical snake whose role in tales is to keep treasures (one finds a snake rolled up around a sword on the blazon of the lords of Aléry).
  • The Romans were the first to settle on the hill. A Roman villa and a theatre were built there.

    Partner towns

  • Piossasco, Italy
  • Trenčín, Slovakia
  • Bathgate, Scotland The twinning agreement between Bathgate and Cran-Gevrier was signed in March 2010. Since then, many different projects have been started up, including International Camps for young people (including young Italians from Piossasco) as well as school-to-school projects.
  • References

    Cran-Gevrier Wikipedia


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