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Lancy

Lancy
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Coat of arms of Lancy
Coat of arms
Lancy is located in Switzerland
Lancy
Lancy
Coordinates: 46°11′N 06°08′E / 46.183°N 6.133°E / 46.183; 6.133Coordinates: 46°11′N 06°08′E / 46.183°N 6.133°E / 46.183; 6.133
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
Government
 • Mayor Maire
Pascal Chobaz
Area
 • Total 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 31,359
 • Density 6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Postal code 1212, 1213, 1227
SFOS number 6628
Surrounded by Carouge, Geneva (Genève), Onex, Plan-les-Ouates, Vernier
Website www.lancy.ch
SFSO statistics
Largest groups of foreign residents 2013
Nationality Amount  % total
(population)
 Portugal 3,074 10.5
 Italy 1,363 4.6
 France 1,034 3.5
 Spain 1,031 3.5
 Kosovo 350 1.1
 Brazil 214 0.7
 China 213 0.7
 Germany 205 0.7
 UK 161 0.5
 Serbia 161 0.5
 Morocco 135 0.5
 USA 117 0.4
 Turkey 109 0.4
 Cameroon 102 0.3
 Colombia 97 0.3
 Russia 91 0.3
 Bolivia 80 0.3
 Tunisia 78 0.3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 73 0.2
 Poland 71 0.2

Lancy is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Lancy is first mentioned in 1097 as Lanciaco meaning "fearless".

Lancy has an area, as of 2009, of 4.77 square kilometers (1.84 sq mi). Of this area, 0.25 km2 (0.097 sq mi) or 5.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi) or 6.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi) or 89.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.02 km2 (4.9 acres) or 0.4% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 8.2% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 45.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 26.4%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 2.7% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 6.3%. Out of the forested land, 5.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 3.4% is used for growing crops and 1.5% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.

The municipality is located on the left bank of the Rhone river. It consists of the villages of Grand-Lancy and Petit-Lancy (which are separated from each other by the Aire valley) as well as the hamlets of Pesay, Saint-Georges, La Tour, La Vendée, Le Pont Rouge.

The municipality of Lancy consists of the sub-sections or villages of Les Grandes-Communes, Lancy - Saint-Georges, Petit-Lancy - Tivoli, Surville, La Praille - Pont-Rouge, La Praille - Marchandises, La Praille - Rte des Jeunes, La Praille - stade, Lancy - La Chapelle, Le Bachet, Les Palettes.

Lancy has a population (as of December 2015) of 31,359. As of 2008, 35.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the years 1999–2009 the population changed at a rate of 12%. It changed at a rate of 6.2% due to migration and at a rate of 6.2% due to births and deaths.

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (20,422 or 79.5%), with Portuguese being second most common (1,031 or 4.0%) and Italian being third (1,029 or 4.0%). There are 883 people who speak German and 10 people who speak Romansh.


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