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Onex

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Onex is a municipality in the canton of Geneva in Switzerland.HistoryOnex is first mentioned in 1292 as Onay. It became an independent municipality in 1851 when the municipality of Onex-Confignon split into the two municipalities of Onex and Confignon.GeographyOnex has an area, of 2.82km2. Of this area, 0.17km2 or 6.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.37km2 or 13.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.19km2 or 77.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.1km2 or 3.5% is either rivers or lakes.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 51.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 13.5%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 12.8%. Out of the forested land, 12.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 1.1% is used for growing crops and 3.9% is pastures, while 1.1% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality is located on the left bank of the Rhone river. The municipality of Onex consists of the sub-sections or villages of Cressy - Marais, Evaux, Cité-Nouvelle, Gros-Chêne, Pré-Longet, Belle-Cour and Onex - village.DemographicsOnex has a population of., 33.7% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 6.2%. It has changed at a rate of 1.8% due to migration and at a rate of 3.9% due to births and deaths.Most of the population speaks French (13,064 or 79.6%), with Italian being second most common (767 or 4.7%) and Portuguese being third (692 or 4.2%). There are 538 people who speak German and 8 people who speak Romansh.
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