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Coat of arms of Versoix
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Versoix is located in Switzerland
Location of Versoix
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Versoix is located in Canton of Geneva
Versoix (Canton of Geneva)
Coordinates: 46°17′N 06°10′E / 46°17′N 06°10′E / 46.283; 6.167
 • MayorMaire
Patrick Malek-Asghar
 • Total10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Elevation385 m (1,263 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total13,247
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal code1290
SFOS number6644
Surrounded byAnières, Bellevue, Chavannes-des-Bois (VD), Collex-Bossy, Collonge-Bellerive, Corsier, Genthod, Grilly (FR-01), Mies (VD), Sauverny (FR-01), Versonnex (FR-01)
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Versoix is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, which sits on the north-west side of Lac Léman north-east of the city of Geneva.


Versoix river at Versoix, 2007

Versoix has an area, as of 2009, of 10.51 square kilometers (4.06 sq mi). Of this area, 3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi) or 29.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi) or 38.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi) or 32.4% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.08 km2 (20 acres) or 0.8% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.1% is unproductive land.[3]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 19.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 8.7%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 2.8%. Out of the forested land, 36.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 23.1% is used for growing crops and 3.5% is pastures, while 2.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the water in the municipality, 0.4% is in lakes and 0.4% is in rivers and streams.[3]

The municipality of Versoix consists of the sub-sections or villages of Richelien, Creuson, Sauverny, Petit-Saint-Loup, Ecogia, Versoix-la-Ville, Pont-Céard, Port-Choiseul, Versoix-Bourg, Versoix - lac, Crève-Cœur.[4]

It is the last town of the Canton of Geneva on the road northeast towards Lausanne, before the Canton of Vaud starts. It is a train stop on the Swiss Federal Railways line running between Coppet and Geneva. On the Vaud side, the next village is called Mies.

The distance from the centre of Geneva is about 10 km, and it takes around 15 minutes by train or car to get into downtown.

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