Prévessin-Moëns

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Prévessin-Moëns
The town hall and church in Prévessin-Moëns
The town hall and church in Prévessin-Moëns
Coat of arms of Prévessin-Moëns
Coat of arms
Location of Prévessin-Moëns
Prévessin-Moëns is located in France
Prévessin-Moëns
Prévessin-Moëns
Prévessin-Moëns is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Prévessin-Moëns
Prévessin-Moëns
Coordinates: 46°15′00″N 6°05′00″E / 46.25°N 6.0833°E / 46.25; 6.0833Coordinates: 46°15′00″N 6°05′00″E / 46.25°N 6.0833°E / 46.25; 6.0833
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementGex
CantonSaint-Genis-Pouilly
IntercommunalityPays de Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2014–3014) Jorge Fraga
Area
1
12.09 km2 (4.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,183
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01313 /01280
Dialling codes0450
Elevation419–486 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.

Prévessin-Moëns is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France, in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

The residents of Prévessin-Moëns are known as Prévessinois or Prévessinoises (feminine).

Geography[edit]

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.

Urbanism[edit]

Education[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] As of 2018 Le Joran had about 500 students.[4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962354—    
1968406+14.7%
19751,509+271.7%
19822,240+48.4%
19903,723+66.2%
19994,261+14.5%
20085,300+24.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Ecoles." Prévessin-Moëns. Retrieved on 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Collège & lycée." Prévessin-Moëns. Retrieved on 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Collèges et lycée". Ferney-Voltaire. Retrieved 2018-11-10.