The town hall and church in Prévessin-Moëns
|Intercommunality||Pays de Gex|
|• Mayor (2014–3014)||Jorge Fraga|
|12.09 km2 (4.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||419–486 m (1,375–1,594 ft) |
(avg. 470 m or 1,540 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The residents of Prévessin-Moëns are known as Prévessinois or Prévessinoises (feminine).
The commune of Prévessin-Moëns is situated between the Jura mountains and the Alps, with a view of Mont Blanc. Originally founded as a combination of the communes of Prévessin and Moëns, the commune now also includes the hamlets of Magny, les Aglands, Brétigny, and Vésegnin. Founded as an agricultural commune, Prévessin-Moëns has transformed into a low-rise housing community populated mostly by "frontalier(e)s" who work across the Swiss border in the canton of Geneva. The town enjoys a temperate climate.
The preschools-primary schools serving the community are École des Grands Chênes, École de la Bretonnière, École ALICE, and the intercommunal École Jean de la Fontaine (operated by SIVOM de l'Est Gessien of Ferney-Voltaire). Respectively, circa 2018, they had 340, 320, 280, and 85 students from Prévessin-Moëns commune.
Collège Le Joran (junior high school) is located in Prévessin-Moëns, while Lycée international de Ferney-Voltaire (having junior high school and senior high school/sixth form college) is in nearby Ferney-Voltaire. As of 2018[update] Le Joran had about 500 students.
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