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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Bouvier
Area1 6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,342
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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. The area was first inhabited by two farming families in the eleventh century, and as the town has grown its agricultural heritage has remained a significant feature, with the populated area surrounded by a vast expanse of fields and an annual agricultural festival.

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%
2012 4,342 +18.6%

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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