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Le hameau de Chambésy-Dessous.jpg
Coat of arms of Pregny-Chambésy
Coat of arms
Pregny-Chambésy is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°15′N 06°08′E / 46.250°N 6.133°E / 46.250; 6.133Coordinates: 46°15′N 06°08′E / 46.250°N 6.133°E / 46.250; 6.133
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
 • Mayor Maire
Isabelle Rasmussen
 • Total 3.24 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 3,693
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Postal code 1292
SFOS number 6634
Surrounded by Bellevue, Genthod, Geneva (Genève), Grand-Saconnex
SFSO statistics

Pregny-Chambésy is a commune in the canton of Geneva in Switzerland. It is located directly north of the city of Geneva, on the south-western shore of Lake Geneva.

A number of foreign permanent missions are located in Pregny-Chambésy due to its proximity to most of Geneva's United Nations organizations and agencies as well as Geneva International Airport.

Pregny-Chambésy is first mentioned in 1113 as Priniacum. In 1277 it was mentioned as Sambesie. Finally, after 700 years on 1 June 1814, Chambésy was admitted into the Swiss Confederation as a district of Canton de Geneve.

Pregny-Chambésy has an area, as of 2009, of 3.24 square kilometers (1.25 sq mi). Of this area, 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi) or 15.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi) or 13.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi) or 70.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.03 km2 (7.4 acres) or 0.9% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 53.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 9.6%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 6.8%. Out of the forested land, 8.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 4.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 6.2% is used for growing crops and 5.9% is pastures, while 3.4% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.

The municipality is located 3 km (1.9 mi) from Geneva on the right shore of Lake Geneva. It originally consisted of the village of Pregny and the hamlets of Chambésy-Dessus and Chembésy-Dessous as well as the settlement of Roilbot. Until 1960 it was known as Pregny.

Pregny-Chambésy has a population (as of December 2015) of 3,693. As of 2008, 49.2% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 21.2%. It has changed at a rate of 26.1% due to migration and at a rate of -1.7% due to births and deaths.



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