Cessy

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Cessy
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Cessy
Coat of arms
Cessy is located in France
Cessy
Cessy
Coordinates: 46°19′09″N 6°04′12″E / 46.3192°N 6.07°E / 46.3192; 6.07Coordinates: 46°19′09″N 6°04′12″E / 46.3192°N 6.07°E / 46.3192; 6.07
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Bouvier
Area1 6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,660
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01071 / 01170
Elevation 496–583 m (1,627–1,913 ft)
(avg. 526 m or 1,726 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.

Cessy is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 787 —    
1800 805 +2.3%
1806 853 +6.0%
1821 883 +3.5%
1831 980 +11.0%
1836 523 −46.6%
1841 533 +1.9%
1846 527 −1.1%
1851 559 +6.1%
1856 565 +1.1%
1861 526 −6.9%
1866 501 −4.8%
1872 435 −13.2%
1876 435 +0.0%
1881 485 +11.5%
1886 424 −12.6%
1891 424 +0.0%
1896 445 +5.0%
1901 452 +1.6%
1906 422 −6.6%
1911 427 +1.2%
1921 408 −4.4%
1926 426 +4.4%
1931 427 +0.2%
1936 403 −5.6%
1946 384 −4.7%
1954 387 +0.8%
1962 423 +9.3%
1968 509 +20.3%
1975 770 +51.3%
1982 1,068 +38.7%
1990 1,763 +65.1%
1999 2,283 +29.5%
2008 3,660 +60.3%

Compact Muon Solenoid[edit]

Main article: Compact Muon Solenoid

One of the primary points of interest in the quiet community of Cessy, France is the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, located 100 meters below ground at a site on the south-eastern edge of the village. CMS is a high-energy particle physics experiment which observes the result of high energy proton-proton collisions of the CERN laboratory's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator. [1]

Personalities[edit]

Tim Berners-Lee lived on Rue de la Mairie in Cessy when he, with Robert Cailliau, invented the World Wide Web.

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