Arrondissement of Gex

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Gex
Location within the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Location within the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
No. of communes27
SubprefectureGex
Area
404.9 km2 (156.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)
96,535
 • Density238/km2 (620/sq mi)
INSEE code013

The arrondissement of Gex is an arrondissement of France in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital is the city of Gex. It corresponds approximately to the historical region of the Pays de Gex.

History[change | change source]

When the Ain department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Gex was not part of that original department; the arrondissement was created in 1815. In 1926, the arrondissement was eliminated but in 1933 it became again an arrondissement of the Ain department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is found in the northeastern part of the department with an area of 426.2 km2 (164.6 sq mi), the smallest arrondissement of the department.[2] It has 89,200 inhabitants and a density of 209.3 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Gex is bordered to the north and northwest by the Jura department, to the northeast and east by Switzerland, to the southeast by the Haute-Savoie department and to the southwest by the arrondissement of Nantua.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Gex, there are 3 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Gex (7 communes), Saint-Genis-Pouilly (4 communes) and Thoiry (16 communes). The canton of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine has 1 commune in the arrondissement of Belley, 2 in Gex and 11 in the arrondissement of Nantua.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Gex has 27 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Cessy (01071)
  2. Challex (01078)
  3. Chevry (01103)
  4. Chézery-Forens (01104)
  5. Collonges (01109)
  6. Crozet (01135)
  7. Divonne-les-Bains (01143)
  8. Échenevex (01153)
  9. Farges (01158)
  10. Ferney-Voltaire (01160)
  11. Gex (01173)
  12. Grilly (01180)
  13. Léaz (01209)
  14. Lélex (01210)
  15. Mijoux (01247)
  16. Ornex (01281)
  17. Péron (01288)
  18. Pougny (01308)
  19. Prévessin-Moëns (01313)
  20. Saint-Genis-Pouilly (01354)
  21. Saint-Jean-de-Gonville (01360)
  22. Sauverny (01397)
  23. Ségny (01399)
  24. Sergy (01401)
  25. Thoiry (01419)
  26. Versonnex (01435)
  27. Vesancy (01436)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
01173 Gex 11,141 Gex Pays de Gex
01354 Saint-Genis-Pouilly 9,854 Saint-Genis-Pouilly Pays de Gex
01160 Ferney-Voltaire 9,337 Saint-Genis-Pouilly Pays de Gex
01143 Divonne-les-Bains 9,100 Gex Pays de Gex
01313 Prévessin-Moëns 7,710 Saint-Genis-Pouilly Pays de Gex
01419 Thoiry 6,061 Thoiry Pays de Gex
01071 Cessy 4,797 Gex Pays de Gex
01281 Ornex 4,303 Saint-Genis-Pouilly Pays de Gex
01288 Péron 2,489 Thoiry Pays de Gex
01435 Versonnex 2,170 Gex Pays de Gex

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Ain". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Arrondissement de Gex (013) - Résumé statistique". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Décret n° 2014-147 du 13 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Ain" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Arrondissement de Gex (013)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 46°19′N 6°04′E / 46.317°N 6.067°E / 46.317; 6.067