Gex, Ain

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Town hall of Gex
Town hall of Gex
Coat of arms of Gex
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Gex
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Gex
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Patrice Dunand
Area1 32.02 km2 (12.36 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 11,141
 • Density 347.94/km2 (901.16/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01173 /01170
Elevation 532–1,614 m (1,745–5,295 ft)
(avg. 1,073 m or 3,520 ft)

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.

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)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  2. "City of Gex". Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Gex" (in French). Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  4. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 September 2017.