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|coordinates:|| 46° 19 ' n. Break. |
6° 11 ' o. L.
|Height:||419 m and. M.|
|Surface:||6,52 km ²|
|inhabitants:||2365 (31. December 2005)|
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Commugny is on 419 m and. M., in the extreme southwest of the Waadt, 13 km north the city Geneva (air line). The village extends on the elevator back, which flanks the lower Geneva lake at its west side, both sides the brook Greny.
The surface 6,5 km ² of the large Gemeindegebiets covers a section of the back west the Geneva lake. The eastern municipality part lies in the catchment area of the Greny, a brook, which refers a part of its water by a derivative of the Versoix with Bogis Bossey. The Greny flows in a weakly minted valley valley by Commugny. After the west the municipality soil extends to the elevator back and over the forest area Bois de Portes, in with 483 the m and. M. the highest point is reached by Commugny, to to that strongly mäandrierenden river courses of the Versoix within the range of the Sumpfgebietes Pré Nouveau. From the municipality surface 1997 was allotted 17% to settlements, 20% to forest and wood, 62% to agriculture and somewhat less than 1% was unproductive country.
To Commugny some single yards belong. Neighbour municipalities of Commugny are Chavannes the Bois, Tannay, Coppet, Founex and Chavannes de Bogis in the canton Waadt as well as Grilly and Divonne les Bains in the adjacent France.
with 2365 inhabitants (at the end of of 2005) belongs to Commugny to the medium sized municipalities of the canton Waadt. From the inhabitants 65,9% are französischsprachig, 17,0% English-language and 8,3% German-language (conditions 2000). The total population of Commugny amounted 1850 to 249 inhabitants, 1900 to 308 inhabitants. After 1960 (439 inhabitants) a rapid increase in population with a Verfünffachung of the number of inhabitants began within 40 years.
Commugny was into the second half 20. Century a village mainly coined/shaped by the agriculture. At the periphery of the village from Commugny are some smaller Weinbaugebiete. Owing to the fruitful soils on the remaining agricultural surface agriculture is operated predominantly. There are further jobs in telecommunications, in the local trade and in the service sector. In the last decades Commugny developed to a Wohngemeinde. Particularly at the northern local edge there is expanded single family house and mansion accomodation. The settlement area of Commugny is loosely with those by Tannay, Coppet and Founex assembled. Most employed persons are way commuter (approximately 75%), who works particularly in Geneva.
the municipality is traffic-technically very well opened. It is because of the main street from Versoix to Divonne les Bains. The motorway connection Coppet to the A1 (would gene-dull-reflect) is only approximately 3 km far away from the village. By the post office autocourse, which operates from Nyon to Coppet, Commugny is tied up to the net of public traffic.
the Gemeindegebiet was already settled at the Roman time, which is testified by the remainders of a mansion from this time. Also during the Burgunderzeit was here a settlement. A first church became in 6. and 7. Century builds. The area of Commugny probably came into 9. Century by donation into the possession of the abbey Saint Maurice.
The first written mention of the place took place 1018 under the name Communiacum; 1712 appeared the way of writing Commagny and 1778 Commugni. The place name decreases/goes back to latin word COMM universities (joint). Since that 10. Century formed Commugny and its environment an enclave in the county Geneva, which gave cause for disputes again and again. This was probably the reason, why the abbott of Saint Maurice Commugny sold 1257 at Peter von Savoyen. 1271 came the municipality to the rule Coppet, with which the relative independence of Commugny ended.
With the conquest of the Waadt by Berne in the year 1536 the village came under the administration of the Vogtei Nyon. After the collapse of the Ancien régime Commugny 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. 1798 were assigned it to the district Nyon.
for objects of interest the church Saint Christophe in the place of the former Roman mansion. The foundation-stone for the first place of worship became already in 6. Century put. The today's building originates to a large extent from that 15. Century, which became bell tower 1481 following the Roman tradition established. The church ship possesses seven side chapels; in the northern choir chapel one finds finely skulptierte Kapitelle. Excavations brought remainders of the Roman manor-house to light, among them important Wandmalereien of the 1. Century. Parts of it are received in the parsonage building, whose building comes from 1789. The so-called Château de Marnex, a fastened house, was built around 1450. In the local centre and in the environment are community centres, mansions and farmhouses from that 17. to 19. Century receive.
Web on the left of
- official Website of the municipality Commugny (French)
- article Commugny in the historical encyclopedia of Switzerland
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° 11 ' O