Arrondissement of Gex

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Gex
Arrondissement of France
Location of Gex in Rhône-Alpes
Location of Gex in Rhône-Alpes
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Cantons 3
Communes 29
Subprefecture Gex
Area¹
 • Total 426 km2 (164 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 59,336
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km² as well as the estuaries of rivers.

The arrondissement of Gex is an arrondissement of France in the Ain department in the Rhône-Alpes region. It has three cantons and 29 communes, and approximately corresponds to the historical region of the Pays de Gex.

Composition[edit]

Cantons[edit]

The cantons of the arrondissement of Gex are:

  1. Collonges
  2. Ferney-Voltaire
  3. Gex

Communes[edit]

The communes of the arrondissement of Gex, and their INSEE codes, are:

1. Cessy (01071) 2. Challex (01078) 3. Chevry (01103) 4. Chézery-Forens (01104)
5. Collonges (01109) 6. Confort (01114) 7. Crozet (01135) 8. Divonne-les-Bains (01143)
9. Farges (01158) 10. Ferney-Voltaire (01160) 11. Gex (01173) 12. Grilly (01180)
13. Lancrans (01205) 14. Léaz (01209) 15. Lélex (01210) 16. Mijoux (01247)
17. Ornex (01281) 18. Pougny (01308) 19. Prévessin-Moëns (01313) 20. Péron (01288)
21. Saint-Genis-Pouilly (01354) 22. Saint-Jean-de-Gonville (01360) 23. Sauverny (01397) 24. Sergy (01401)
25. Ségny (01399) 26. Thoiry (01419) 27. Versonnex (01435) 28. Vesancy (01436)
29. Échenevex (01153)

Pays de Gex[edit]

The Pays de Gex (literally, land of Gex) was a part of the County of Geneva during the High Middle Ages. It is notable for the fact that it changed hands between Switzerland, the Duchy of Savoy and France several times. The final decision about its political affiliation was made by the Treaty of Paris (1815), which split it between France and Switzerland. The French part is now the Arrondissement of Gex, while the Swiss part is now the northwestern part of the Canton of Geneva.

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