Chavannes the Bois
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|coordinates:|| 46° 19 ' n. Break. |
6° 8 ' o. L.
|Height:||469 m and. M.|
|Surface:||2,13 km ²|
|inhabitants:||392 (31. December 2005)|
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Chavannes the Bois is on 469 m and. M., 12 km north the city Geneva (air line), in the extreme southwest of the Waadt. The village extends on the elevator back between the valley of the Versoix and the Geneva lake.
The surface 2,1 km ² of the large Gemeindegebiets covers a section of the back between the Versoix in the west and the Geneva lake in the east. The municipality soil is enough eastward of the Versoix over the height of Chavannes the Bois (with 482 m and. M. highest point of the municipality) to to the canalized run of the Creuson, a left side brook of the Versoix. In the north the area extends into the forest Bois de Portes. From the municipality surface 1997 was allotted 10% to settlements, 37% to forest and wood, 52% to agriculture and somewhat less than 1% was unproductive country.
with 392 inhabitants (at the end of of 2005) belongs to Chavannes the Bois to the small municipalities of the canton Waadt. From the inhabitants 73,8% are französischsprachig, 9,3% German-language and 8,0% English-language (conditions 2000). The total population of Chavannes the Bois amounted 1850 to 58 inhabitants, 1900 to 68 inhabitants. After 1960 (44 inhabitants) a rapid increase in population with a Verneunfachung of the number of inhabitants began within 40 years.
Chavannes the Bois was into the second half 20. Century a village mainly coined/shaped by the agriculture. Owing to the fruitful soils the agriculture outweighs, furthermore there are to nursery gardens and two indoor riding arenas. Further jobs are present in the service sector. South the village stands the domed structure of the observatory of Geneva on the Gemeindegebiet, while the office buildings on the territory of the neighbouring Versoix are. In the last decades Chavannes the Bois developed to a Wohngemeinde. Many employed person are way commuters, who work particularly in Geneva.
the municipality lies off the larger Durchgangsstrassen. The approach road takes place from Versoix or from Chavannes de Bogis. A canton road leads across the border into the neighbouring French Sauverny. By the post office autocourse, which operates from Nyon to Coppet, Chavannes the Bois is tied up to the net of public traffic.
the first documentary mention of the place took place 1316 under the name Les Chavannes de Sovernyer, 1355 appeared the designation Cabane Nemorum (derived from latin word nemus, nemoris in the meaning of forest, wood). Chavannes is to be due to the vulgärlateinische word capanna (hut , small yard). Since the Middle Ages the area belonged around Chavannes the Bois to the rule Coppet, which sold the Ländereien 1355 to the Cistercian abbey Bonmont. The Mr. von Grilly raised likewise taxes in the village.
With the conquest of the Waadt by Berne in the year 1536 Chavannes the Bois came under the administration of the Landvogtei Nyon and 1711 to the Vogtei Bonmont. After the collapse of the Ancien régime Chavannes the Bois from 1798 to 1803 during the Helvetik to the canton Léman, belonged, which came up afterwards with the coming into force of the Mediationsverfassung in the canton Waadt. The place does not possess own church, it belonged to the Pfarrei Commugny.
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Arnex sur Nyon | Arzier | Basin | Begnins | Bogis Bossey | Borex | Chavannes de Bogis | Chavannes the Bois | Chéserex | Coinsins | Commugny | Coppet | Crans près Céligny | Crassier | Duillier | Eysins | Founex | Genolier | Go in | Givrins | Gland | Grens | La rib | Le Vaud | Badly | Nyon | Prangins | Saint Cergue | Signy Avenex | Tannay | Trélex | Vich
coordinates: 46° 19 ' N, 6° 08 ' O