Cessy

Coordinates: 46°19′09″N 6°04′12″E / 46.3192°N 6.07°E / 46.3192; 6.07
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Cessy
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Cessy
Location of Cessy
Map
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; 6.07
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementGex
CantonGex
IntercommunalityCA Pays de Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Christophe Bouvier[1]
Area
1
6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
5,045
 • Density790/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 (French pronunciation: ​[sesi]) 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.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Cessy has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Cessy is 10.9 °C (51.6 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,063.2 mm (41.86 in) with December as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 20.5 °C (68.9 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.8 °C (35.2 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Cessy was 37.8 °C (100.0 °F) on 13 August 2003; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −16.3 °C (2.7 °F) on 1 February 2003.

Climate data for Cessy (1991−2020 normals, extremes 2002−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
19.5
(67.1)
22.4
(72.3)
26.5
(79.7)
32.8
(91.0)
35.5
(95.9)
37.6
(99.7)
37.8
(100.0)
30.7
(87.3)
26.8
(80.2)
21.4
(70.5)
16.0
(60.8)
37.8
(100.0)
Average high °C (°F) 4.9
(40.8)
6.3
(43.3)
11.2
(52.2)
16.2
(61.2)
19.6
(67.3)
24.6
(76.3)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
21.5
(70.7)
15.7
(60.3)
9.6
(49.3)
5.4
(41.7)
15.6
(60.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.5
(36.5)
6.4
(43.5)
10.8
(51.4)
14.3
(57.7)
18.7
(65.7)
20.5
(68.9)
19.9
(67.8)
16.1
(61.0)
11.5
(52.7)
6.3
(43.3)
2.4
(36.3)
10.9
(51.6)
Average low °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−1.4
(29.5)
1.7
(35.1)
5.3
(41.5)
8.9
(48.0)
12.9
(55.2)
14.3
(57.7)
13.9
(57.0)
10.8
(51.4)
7.4
(45.3)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
6.3
(43.3)
Record low °C (°F) −13.9
(7.0)
−16.3
(2.7)
−11.0
(12.2)
−6.0
(21.2)
−0.4
(31.3)
2.6
(36.7)
6.7
(44.1)
6.3
(43.3)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
−10.0
(14.0)
−14.7
(5.5)
−16.3
(2.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 106.0
(4.17)
75.8
(2.98)
77.9
(3.07)
66.7
(2.63)
87.0
(3.43)
85.4
(3.36)
81.1
(3.19)
86.5
(3.41)
63.0
(2.48)
101.6
(4.00)
110.1
(4.33)
122.1
(4.81)
1,063.2
(41.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.2 8.4 9.3 8.1 11.3 9.3 9.0 9.0 7.2 9.6 9.3 10.8 112.5
Source: Météo-France[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 509—    
1975 770+6.09%
1982 1,068+4.78%
1990 1,763+6.47%
1999 2,283+2.91%
2007 3,368+4.98%
2012 4,342+5.21%
2017 4,856+2.26%
Source: INSEE[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.[5]

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. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Fiche Climatologique Statistiques 1991-2020 et records" (PDF). Météo-France. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "CMS home page". Archived from the original on 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2010-05-25.