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
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
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
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 Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine." Meyrin. Retrieved on 29 September 2009.

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