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Cologny is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.HistoryCologny is first mentioned in 1208 as Colognier.GeographyCologny has an area, as of 2009, of 3.67km2. Of this area, 0.65km2 or 17.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.15km2 or 4.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.88km2 or 78.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01km2 or 0.3% is either rivers or lakes.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 60.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 12.3%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.1% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 4.4%. Out of the forested land, 2.2% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.9% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 8.7% is used for growing crops and 5.4% is pastures, while 3.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.The municipality is located on the left bank of Lake Geneva and includes a golf course, the Geneva Golf Club. It consists of the village of Cologny and numerous hamlets of including La Belotte and Ruth. The area consists mainly of villa-style residential housing, and to a lesser extent, small commercial outlets. The municipality of Cologny consists of the sub-sections or villages of Saint-Paul, Stade-de-Frontenex, Rampe-de-Cologny, Cologny - village, Ruth - Nant d'Argent and Prés-de-la-Gradelle.DemographicsCologny has a population of. As of 2008, 37.7% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 4.6%. It has changed at a rate of 4.9% due to migration and at a rate of -1% due to births and deaths.
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