Meyrin facts for kids
The church of Saint-Julien at Meyrin
|• Total||9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||446 m (1,463 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||2,228.6/km2 (5,772.0/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Ferney-Voltaire (FR-01), Grand-Saconnex, Prévessin-Moëns (FR-01), Satigny, Vernier|
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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