|Community association||Rumilly Terre de Savoie|
|surface||4.55 km 2|
|Residents||813 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||179 inhabitants / km 2|
The area of the 4.55 km² municipal area includes a section of the Albanais. The northern border runs along the winding course of the Fier. This flows in a more or less deeply cut rock gorge ( Gorges du Fier ) from east to west and reaches the open valley of the Albanais below Étercy. From the course of the river, the community area extends southward over a mostly relatively gently rising slope to the Étercy plateau, which is bordered by erosion channels of short side streams of the Fier both in the west and in the east . At , the highest point in the municipality is reached at the height south of Étercy.
In addition to the actual town center, Étercy also includes several hamlet settlements and farms, including:
- Biollet ( ) on the southern slope of the Fier valley
- La Clave ( ) on the plateau below Étercy
The parish church Conversion de Saint-Paul was built in 1861 in the neo-Romanesque style. The church tower of the former Saint-Paul priory, built in 1575, was included. The church has remarkable furnishings (mostly from the former priory church), including a virgin with child (17th century) and choir stalls from the 18th century.
With 813 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Étercy is one of the small communities in the Haute-Savoie department. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the population decreased continuously due to strong emigration (in 1861 there were still 446 inhabitants in Étercy). Since the mid-1970s, however, thanks to the beautiful location close to Annecy, a marked increase in population has been recorded again.
Economy and Infrastructure
Until well into the 20th century, Étercy was a predominantly agricultural village. Today there are various small business enterprises. Otherwise the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who work in the Annecy area.
The village is off the main thoroughfares but is easily accessible from the D16, which runs from Annecy to Rumilly . Other road connections exist with Hauteville-sur-Fier and Chavanod. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 13 km away.