Tannay, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Tannay
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Tannay is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°18′N 6°11′E / 46.300°N 6.183°E / 46.300; 6.183Coordinates: 46°18′N 6°11′E / 46.300°N 6.183°E / 46.300; 6.183
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
 • Mayor Syndic
 • Total 1.82 km2 (0.70 sq mi)
Elevation 407 m (1,335 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 1,596
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 1295
SFOS number 5729
Surrounded by Mies, Chavannes-des-Bois, Commugny, Coppet
Website www.tannay.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Tannay is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.


Tannay is first mentioned in 1390 as Taney.[3]


Tannay has an area, as of 2009, of 1.8 square kilometers (0.69 sq mi). Of this area, 0.85 km2 (0.33 sq mi) or 46.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.25 km2 (0.097 sq mi) or 13.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) or 39.0% is settled (buildings or roads).[4]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 27.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 9.9%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.1% of the area Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 22.0% is used for growing crops and 13.7% is pastures, while 11.0% is used for orchards or vine crops.[4]

The municipality was part of the old Nyon District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Tannay became part of the new district of Nyon.[5]

The municipality is located on a terrace overlooking Lake Geneva, between Geneva-Saint-Cergue and Geneva-Lausanne roads.

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The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per fess: 1. Azure, three Bars wavy Argent; 2. Argent, an Oak Tree Vert fructed Or issuant from a Coupeaux Sable.[6]


Tannay has a population (as of December 2015) of 1,596.[7] As of 2008, 37.5% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[8] Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 22.5%. It has changed at a rate of 18.4% due to migration and at a rate of 4.8% due to births and deaths.[9]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (867 or 70.7%), with German being second most common (123 or 10.0%) and English being third (112 or 9.1%). There are 25 people who speak Italian.[10]

The age distribution, as of 2009, in Tannay is; 167 children or 11.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 226 teenagers or 16.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 134 people or 9.6% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 133 people or 9.5% are between 30 and 39, 251 people or 17.9% are between 40 and 49, and 178 people or 12.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 195 people or 13.9% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 73 people or 5.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 37 people or 2.6% who are between 80 and 89, and there are 5 people or 0.4% who are 90 and older.[11]

As of 2000, there were 479 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 639 married individuals, 47 widows or widowers and 62 individuals who are divorced.[10]

As of 2000, there were 435 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household.[9] There were 95 households that consist of only one person and 35 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 446 households that answered this question, 21.3% were households made up of just one person and there were 2 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 118 married couples without children, 183 married couples with children There were 33 single parents with a child or children. There were 4 households that were made up of unrelated people and 11 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing.[10]

In 2000 there were 307 single family homes (or 83.2% of the total) out of a total of 369 inhabited buildings. There were 46 multi-family buildings (12.5%), along with 13 multi-purpose buildings that were mostly used for housing (3.5%) and 3 other use buildings (commercial or industrial) that also had some housing (0.8%).[12]

In 2000, a total of 409 apartments (82.3% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 74 apartments (14.9%) were seasonally occupied and 14 apartments (2.8%) were empty.[12] As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 1.3 new units per 1000 residents.[9] The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0%.[9]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[3][13]


In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the LPS Party which received 19.04% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (18.96%), the FDP (17.27%) and the Green Party (13.04%). In the federal election, a total of 377 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 53.0%.[14]


As of 2010, Tannay had an unemployment rate of 2.8%. As of 2008, there were 7 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 4 businesses involved in this sector. 13 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 4 businesses in this sector. 89 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 26 businesses in this sector.[9] There were 613 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 40.6% of the workforce.

In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 95. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 6, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 13 of which 12 or (92.3%) were in manufacturing and 1 was in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 76. In the tertiary sector; 19 or 25.0% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 22 or 28.9% were in a hotel or restaurant, 2 or 2.6% were in the information industry, 2 or 2.6% were the insurance or financial industry, 14 or 18.4% were technical professionals or scientists, 4 or 5.3% were in education and 3 or 3.9% were in health care.[15]

In 2000, there were 60 workers who commuted into the municipality and 548 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 9.1 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering. About 15.0% of the workforce coming into Tannay are coming from outside Switzerland, while 0.4% of the locals commute out of Switzerland for work.[16] Of the working population, 16.2% used public transportation to get to work, and 71.6% used a private car.[9]


From the 2000 census, 382 or 31.1% were Roman Catholic, while 367 or 29.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 17 members of an Orthodox church (or about 1.39% of the population), there were 3 individuals (or about 0.24% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church, and there were 33 individuals (or about 2.69% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 12 individuals (or about 0.98% of the population) who were Jewish, and 28 (or about 2.28% of the population) who were Islamic. There were 5 individuals who were Buddhist, 5 individuals who were Hindu and 1 individual who belonged to another church. 253 (or about 20.62% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 135 individuals (or about 11.00% of the population) did not answer the question.[10]


In Tannay about 344 or (28.0%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 371 or (30.2%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 371 who completed tertiary schooling, 35.6% were Swiss men, 23.7% were Swiss women, 22.4% were non-Swiss men and 18.3% were non-Swiss women.[10]

In the 2009/2010 school year there were a total of 132 students in the Tannay school district. In the Vaud cantonal school system, two years of non-obligatory pre-school are provided by the political districts.[17] During the school year, the political district provided pre-school care for a total of 1,249 children of which 563 children (45.1%) received subsidized pre-school care. The canton's primary school program requires students to attend for four years. There were 68 students in the municipal primary school program. The obligatory lower secondary school program lasts for six years and there were 64 students in those schools.[18]

As of 2000, there were 11 students in Tannay who came from another municipality, while 230 residents attended schools outside the municipality.[16]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Tannay in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  5. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 4 April 2011
  6. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 25-July-2011
  7. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  8. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 (German) accessed 19 June 2010
  9. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 25-July-2011
  10. ^ a b c d e STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 (German) accessed 2 February 2011
  11. ^ Canton of Vaud Statistical Office (French) accessed 29 April 2011
  12. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB - Datenwürfel für Thema 09.2 - Gebäude und Wohnungen (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  13. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 (German) accessed 29 January 2011
  14. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton (German) accessed 28 May 2010
  15. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  16. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Statweb (German) accessed 24 June 2010
  17. ^ Organigramme de l'école vaudoise, année scolaire 2009-2010 (French) accessed 2 May 2011
  18. ^ Canton of Vaud Statistical Office - Scol. obligatoire/filières de transition (French) accessed 2 May 2011

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