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Versoix coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of GenevaCanton of Geneva Geneva (GE)
District : No district divisionw
BFS no. : 6644i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1290
Coordinates : 501 969  /  126567 coordinates: 46 ° 17 '0 "  N , 6 ° 10' 0"  O ; CH1903:  501 969  /  126567
Height : 385  m above sea level M.
Height range : 372–472 m above sea level M.
Area : 10.50  km²
Residents: i13,432 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 1279 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
41.8% (December 31, 2018)
Versoix city center

Versoix city center

Location of the municipality
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Versoix is a municipality in the canton of Geneva in Switzerland . It is located about 10 kilometers north of Geneva (center) on Lake Geneva .


The neighboring communities are the Vaudois communities Mies VD and Chavannes-des-Bois and the Geneva communities Collex-Bossy and Genthod . In between, Versoix borders on France to the northwest .

The Versoix River, which has its source on French territory, flows out at Versoix .

The main road 1 runs through the village, to the west of it the motorway 1 with junction 8 - Versoix. The community is located on the Lausanne – Geneva railway line , which has been continuously navigable since 1858.


Aerial photo from 100 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)

Versoix is ​​best known for its port, which was one of the main poles of trade on Lake Geneva in the 14th century, and its village surroundings, which have been well preserved, despite the fact that Versoix received city status during the 1990s (in Switzerland Places with more than 10,000 inhabitants are considered cities). From 1571 until it was lost to France in 1621, the rule (from 1598 the Marquisate) Versoix belonged to the Bernese patrician family von Wattenwyl .


Population development
year 1481 1601 1791 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 2010 2012 2014 2017
Residents 250 100 1165 750 937 1531 2471 10309 12947 12879 13057 13384


Legislative - Local Council

Distribution of seats in 2020
A total of 27 seats

The legislative power is exercised by the municipal council (conseil municipal) . It has 27 seats and is elected directly by the people every five years using proportional representation with a 7 percent hurdle. The municipal council determines the city budget and votes on submissions from the city government (conseil administratif) . He can also launch initiatives himself. The graphic above shows the distribution of seats after the last municipal elections in March 2020.




Web links

Commons : Versoix  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Population résidante selon l'origine et le sexe, par commune, depuis 2013 . (XLS, 147 kB) In: Statistical Office of the Canton of Geneva ( Office cantonal de la statistique  - OCSTAT), March 7, 2019, accessed on May 2, 2019 (French).
  3. Élection des conseils municipaux du 15 mars 2020. Retrieved on March 15, 2020 (French).