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Chêne-Bougeries

Chêne-Bougeries
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Coat of arms of Chêne-Bougeries
Coat of arms
Chêne-Bougeries is located in Switzerland
Chêne-Bougeries
Chêne-Bougeries
Chêne-Bougeries is located in Canton of Geneva
Chêne-Bougeries
Chêne-Bougeries
Coordinates: 46°11′N 6°11′E / 46.183°N 6.183°E / 46.183; 6.183Coordinates: 46°11′N 6°11′E / 46.183°N 6.183°E / 46.183; 6.183
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
Government
 • Mayor Maire
Emile Biedermann
Area
 • Total 4.13 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 11,222
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Postal code 1224
SFOS number 6612
Surrounded by Cologny, Chêne-Bourg, Geneva, Thônex, Vandoeuvres, Veyrier
Website www.chene-bougeries.ch
SFSO statistics
Largest groups of foreign residents 2013
Nationality Amount  % total
(population)
 France 817 7.7
 Portugal 455 4.3
 Italy 387 3.7
 UK 239 2.3
 Spain 186 1.8
 USA 143 1.3
 Germany 119 1.1
 Russia 111 1.0
 Belgium 88 0.8
 Netherlands 78 0.7
 Brazil 47 0.4
 Kosovo 45 0.4
 Poland 44 0.4
 Canada 44 0.4
 Turkey 36 0.3
 Greece 33 0.3
 Serbia 33 0.3
 Iran 33 0.3
 Japan 31 0.3
 Austria 29 0.3

Chêne-Bougeries is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It recently crossed the symbolic barrier of 10,000 inhabitants and thus became officially a city.

Chêne-Bougeries is first mentioned in 1270 as Quercus. In 1801 it was mentioned as Chêne-les-Bougeries.

Chêne-Bougeries was inhabited for most of its history, and neither the Romans nor the Genevans settled there. An important concern for the Genevans was the leprosy hospital that occupied part of the commune; it is only when this illness was defeated around the 16th century that Chêne-Bougeries really started to develop.

During the French Revolution, the territory was occupied by the French. In 1798 the commune was forced to merge with the neighbouring communes of Chêne-Thônex and Chêne-Bourg to create a new entity, the Trois-Chêne. In 1801, however, it was able to regain the autonomous commune status, while Chêne-Thônex and Chêne-Bourg remained unified. In 1816, Chêne-Bougeries, as many of other neighboring communes, became part of a newly Swiss Geneva. Incidentally, Chêne-Thônex was subsequently called Thônex when dissensions led to a new separation with Chêne-Bourg in 1869.

The three communes are still referred today as Trois-Chêne and close ties are still in place. Work on social security, medical assistance, cultural offerings and sport infrastructure, to name a few, are operated in close cooperation between the three.

While it used to be an agricultural commune for most of its history, Chêne-Bougeries, due to its close position to the city of Geneva, became essentially residential, attracting middle to very high revenue families.

Chêne-Bougeries has an area, as of 2009, of 4.13 square kilometers (1.59 sq mi). Of this area, 0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi) or 10.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi) or 5.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi) or 83.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 1.0% is either rivers or lakes.


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