Meyrin

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Meyrin
The church of Saint-Julien at Meyrin
The church of Saint-Julien at Meyrin
Coat of arms of Meyrin
Coat of arms
Location of Meyrin
Meyrin is located in Switzerland
Meyrin
Meyrin
Meyrin is located in Canton of Geneva
Meyrin
Meyrin
Coordinates: 46°13′N 06°04′E / 46.217°N 6.067°E / 46.217; 6.067Coordinates: 46°13′N 06°04′E / 46.217°N 6.067°E / 46.217; 6.067
CountrySwitzerland
CantonGeneva
Districtn.a.
Government
 • MayorMaire
Nathalie Leuenberger SPS/PSS
(as of 2016)
Area
 • Total9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Elevation
446 m (1,463 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total25,249
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Meyrinois
Postal code
1217
SFOS number6630
Surrounded byFerney-Voltaire (FR-01), Grand-Saconnex, Prévessin-Moëns (FR-01), Satigny, Vernier
Websitewww.meyrin.ch
SFSO statistics

Meyrin (French pronunciation: ​[mɛʁɛ̃]) is a municipality of the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. The main site of the CERN, a European particle physics laboratory is in Meyrin.

Meyrin was originally a small agricultural village until the 1950s, when construction of CERN began just to the north. It is now a commuter town dominated with apartment high-rises, and many of its residents work at CERN or in central Geneva.

Geneva International Airport is in Meyrin.[3]

The municipality is on the right bank of the Rhone river.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. "Plan de commune." Meyrin. Retrieved on 29 September 2009.

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