Gex, Ain

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Gex

Hôtel de ville de Gex.JPG
Town hall of Gex
Coat of arms of Gex
Coat of arms
Gex is located in France
Gex
Administration
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Gex
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Gex
Mayor Patrice Dunand
(2014 - 2020)
Statistics
Elevation 532–1,614 m (1,745–5,295 ft)
(avg. 1,073 m/3,520 ft)
Land area1 32.02 km2 (12.36 sq mi)
Population2 11,141  (2014)
 - Density 348 /km2 (900 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01173/ 01170
Website gex.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 46°20′00″N 6°03′28″E / 46.3333°N 6.0578°E / 46.3333; 6.0578

Gex (French: [ʒɛks]) is a commune in the Ain department. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the east of France and is the capital of the arrondissement of Gex and of the historical region Pays de Gex.

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) from the Swiss border and 16 km (9.9 mi) from Geneva.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Gex has an area of 32.0 km2 (12.4 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 1,073 m (3,520 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 610 m (2,000 ft).[2].

The distances from Gex to other cities are:[3]

Gex and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Gex

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Gex, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Gex are known, in French, as Gexois (women: Gexoises').[4]

Gex has a population, in 2014, of 11,141[5] and its population density is of 347.9 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Gex

Administration[change | change source]

Gex is a subprefecture of the Ain department and the capital of the arrondissement of Gex in the same department. It is also the capital of the canton of Gex, formed by 7 communes (29,557 inhabitants) (2014)

It is part of the intercommunality Pays de Gex.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Gex (01173)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-01173. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. "City of Gex". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Gex-01170/. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Gex" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-gex.html. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/ain-01. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep01.pdf. Retrieved 17 September 2017.