Meyrin

Meyrin (French pronunciation: [mɛʁɛ̃]) is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Meyrin
Meyrin village church and square
Location of Meyrin
Meyrin
Meyrin
Coordinates: 46°13′N 06°04′E
CountrySwitzerland
CantonGeneva
Districtn.a.
Government
  MayorMaire
Nathalie Leuenberger SPS/PSS
(as of 2016)
Area
  Total9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Elevation
446 m (1,463 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
  Total25,249
  Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
1217
SFOS number6630
Surrounded byFerney-Voltaire (FR-01), Grand-Saconnex, Prévessin-Moëns (FR-01), Satigny, Vernier
Websitewww.meyrin.ch
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The main site of CERN, the European particle physics research organisation, is in Meyrin.[3] Meyrin was originally a small agricultural village until the 1950s, when construction of CERN began just to the north. It is now a commuter town dominated with apartment high-rises, and many of its residents work at CERN or in central Geneva. Geneva International Airport is partially located within Meyrin.[4]


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