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Carouge

Carouge
Carouge Place du Temple1.jpg
Coat of arms of Carouge
Coat of arms
Carouge is located in Switzerland
Carouge
Carouge
Coordinates: 46°11′N 6°08′E / 46.183°N 6.133°E / 46.183; 6.133Coordinates: 46°11′N 6°08′E / 46.183°N 6.133°E / 46.183; 6.133
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
Government
 • Executive Conseil administratif
with 3 members
 • Mayor Maire (list)
 • Parliament Conseil municipal
with 31 members
Area
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 21,342
 • Density 7,900/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Postal code 1227
SFOS number 6608
Surrounded by Geneva (Genève), Lancy, Plan-les-Ouates, Troinex, Veyrier
Website www.carouge.ch
SFSO statistics
Largest groups of foreign residents 2013
Nationality Amount  % total
(population)
 Portugal 1,972 9.5
 Italy 1,156 5.6
 France 1,038 5.0
 Spain 618 3.0
 UK 196 0.9
 Kosovo 182 0.9
 Brazil 174 0.8
 Germany 167 0.8
 USA 128 0.6
 Turkey 112 0.5
 Belgium 98 0.5
 Serbia 86 0.4
 Morocco 71 0.3
 Congo-Kinshasa 69 0.3
 Netherlands 65 0.3
 Russia 62 0.3
 Eritrea 60 0.3
 Tunisia 57 0.3
 Colombia 57 0.3
 Bolivia 52 0.2

Carouge is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Carouge is first mentioned in the Early Middle Ages as Quadruvium and Quatruvio. In 1248 it was mentioned as Carrogium while in the 14th Century it was known as Quarrouiz or Quarroggi. In 1445 it was mentioned as Quaroggio. The current city was built from the ground up, by Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, King of Sardinia and Duke of Savoy, starting on 31 January 1786.

Carouge has an area, as of 2009, of 2.7 square kilometers (1.0 sq mi). Of this area, 0.13 km2 (0.050 sq mi) or 4.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.23 km2 (0.089 sq mi) or 8.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.25 km2 (0.87 sq mi) or 83.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 1.5% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 18.5% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 31.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 20.7%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 4.1% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 8.1%. Out of the forested land, 6.3% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 3.3% is used for growing crops and 1.5% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.

The municipality is located south of the Rhone and Arve rivers.

Carouge has a population (as of December 2015) of 21,342. As of 2008, 37.7% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 21%. It has changed at a rate of 15.6% due to migration and at a rate of 5.1% due to births and deaths.


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