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Meyrin
The church of Saint-Julien at Meyrin
The church of Saint-Julien at Meyrin
Coat of arms of Meyrin
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n.a.
Area
 • Total 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Elevation 446 m (1,463 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 22,152
 • Density 2,228.6/km2 (5,772.0/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Meyrinois
Postal code 1217
Surrounded by Ferney-Voltaire (FR-01), Grand-Saconnex, Prévessin-Moëns (FR-01), Satigny, Vernier

Meyrin (French pronunciation: [mɛʁɛ̃]) is a municipality of the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. The main site of the CERN, a European particle physics laboratory is in Meyrin.

Meyrin was originally a small agricultural village until the 1950s, when construction of CERN began just to the north. It is now a commuter town dominated with apartment high-rises, and many of its residents work at CERN or in central Geneva.

Geneva International Airport is in Meyrin.

The municipality is on the right bank of the Rhone river.


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