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Étercy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Rumilly
Community association Rumilly Terre de Savoie
Coordinates 45 ° 53 '  N , 6 ° 1'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 53 '  N , 6 ° 1'  E
height 337-593 m
surface 4.55 km 2
Residents 813 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 179 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74150
INSEE code

Étercy is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Étercy is located at 504  m , about nine kilometers west of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The former farming village extends in the foothills of the Alps on a plateau around 150 m above the Fier valley in northern Albanais .

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 593  m , 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 ( 430  m ) on the southern slope of the Fier valley
  • La Clave ( 470  m ) on the plateau below Étercy

Neighboring municipalities of Étercy are Hauteville-sur-Fier and Vaulx in the north, Lovagny and Chavanod in the east and Marcellaz-Albanais in the south and west.


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.


Population development
year Residents
1962 198
1968 198
1975 214
1982 299
1990 433
1999 631
2006 675

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.

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