Cessy

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Cessy
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Cessy
Coat of arms
Location of Cessy
Cessy is located in France
Cessy
Cessy
Cessy is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementGex
CantonGex
IntercommunalityPays de Gex Agglo
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christophe Bouvier
Area
1
6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,955
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01071 /01170
Elevation496–583 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.

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
YearPop.±%
20063,233—    
20073,368+4.2%
20083,660+8.7%
20093,819+4.3%
20103,992+4.5%
20114,167+4.4%
20124,342+4.2%
20134,524+4.2%
20144,797+6.0%
20154,817+0.4%
20164,836+0.4%

Compact Muon Solenoid[edit]

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. [2]

Personalities[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "CMS home page". Archived from the original on 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2010-05-25.