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|• Total||6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||428 m (1,404 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bossey (FR-74), Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Étrembières (FR-74), Gaillard (FR-74), Geneva (Genève), Plan-les-Ouates, Thônex, Troinex|
|Nationality||Amount|| % total
Veyrier has an area, as of 2009[update], of 6.5 square kilometers (2.5 sq mi). Of this area, 2.17 km2 (0.84 sq mi) or 33.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi) or 13.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.29 km2 (1.27 sq mi) or 50.6% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) or 2.6% is either rivers or lakes.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 34.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 8.8%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 6.3%. Out of the forested land, 12.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 26.9% is used for growing crops and 3.4% is pastures, while 3.1% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.
The municipality includes the localities of Pinchat, Vessy and Sierne. It is bordered by Chêne-Bougeries, Thônex, Troinex, Plan-les-Ouates, Carouge, Geneva, and the French municipality of Étrembières in Haute-Savoie.
The municipality of Veyrier consists of the sub-sections or villages of Pinchat - Sur-Rang, Pinchat - La Tour, Vessy - Grande-Fin, Sierne - Petit-Veyrier, Veyrier - village, Tournettes, Rasses, Veyrier - Marais, Grand-Donzel, Bois-de-Veyrier.
Veyrier has a population (as of December 2015[update]) of 11,273. As of 2008[update], 24.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 10.1%. It has changed at a rate of 12.8% due to migration and at a rate of -3.1% due to births and deaths.
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