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Nyon
Nyon in late August 2007
Nyon in late August 2007
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Nyon is located in Switzerland
Nyon
Nyon
Location in Switzerland
Nyon is located in Canton of Vaud
Nyon
Nyon
Location in Canton of Vaud
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
Area
 • Total 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Elevation
400.9 m (1,315.3 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2020 )
 • Total 21,718
 • Density 3,194/km2 (8,270/sq mi)
Postal code
1260
Surrounded by Crans-près-Céligny, Duillier, Eysins, Grens, Messery (FR-74), Prangins, Signy-Avenex, Trélex
Twin towns Nyons (France)

Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is found 25 kilometers north of Geneva, and is part of the Geneva metropolitan area. The town has (as of 2006) 17,267 people.

History

Nyon was built by the Romans between 50 BCE and 44 BCE, and was called "Colonia Iulia Equestris" or "Colonia Equestris Noiodunum". It grew to be one of the most important Roman colonies in modern-day Switzerland, with a forum, a basilica and an amphitheater that was discovered in 1996.

Modern Day Nyon

Today, Nyon has a high school (Gymnase de Nyon), a hospital, a movie theatre, hotels, restaurants, cafes and a popular tourist attraction - the castle. In the last week of July each year, Nyon hosts the Paléo Festival - a huge music festival.

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See also

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