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Veyrier

Veyrier
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Coat of arms of Veyrier
Coat of arms
Veyrier is located in Switzerland
Veyrier
Veyrier
Veyrier is located in Canton of Geneva
Veyrier
Veyrier
Coordinates: 46°10′N 06°11′E / 46.167°N 6.183°E / 46.167; 6.183Coordinates: 46°10′N 06°11′E / 46.167°N 6.183°E / 46.167; 6.183
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
Government
 • Mayor Maire
Raymond Gavillet
Area
 • Total 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 428 m (1,404 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 11,273
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Postal code 1234,1255
SFOS number 6645
Surrounded by Bossey (FR-74), Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Étrembières (FR-74), Gaillard (FR-74), Geneva (Genève), Plan-les-Ouates, Thônex, Troinex
Website www.veyrier.ch
SFSO statistics
Largest groups of foreign residents 2013
Nationality Amount  % total
(population)
 France 598 5.5
 Italy 407 3.7
 Portugal 341 3.1
 UK 268 2.4
 Spain 148 1.4
 Germany 120 1.1
 USA 111 1.0
 Netherlands 95 0.9
 Belgium 75 0.7
 Russia 53 0.5
 Brazil 51 0.5
 Romania 41 0.4
 Turkey 41 0.4
 Canada 34 0.3
 Poland 31 0.3
 Hungary 28 0.3
 Kosovo 28 0.3
 Greece 24 0.2
 Israel 21 0.2
 Lebanon 21 0.2

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

Veyrier has an area, as of 2009, 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) of 11,273. As of 2008, 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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