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Satigny

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Satigny is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It is the largest wine-producing municipality in Switzerland.HistorySatigny is first mentioned in 91 as villam Satiniatis, though this comes from a 12th Century copy of the earlier document. In around 1128 it was mentioned as de Satiniaco and in 1280 as Satignie.GeographySatigny has an area, of 18.92km2. Of this area, 11.25km2 or 59.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.51km2 or 18.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.68km2 or 19.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.44km2 or 2.3% is either rivers or lakes and 0.03km2 or 0.2% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 6.8% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 5.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.4%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 2.0% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.1%. Out of the forested land, 16.9% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 29.6% is used for growing crops and 3.7% is pastures, while 26.2% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.It consists of the villages of Satigny, Bourdigny, Choully, Peissy, Peney, Château des Bois and Moulin-Fabry. The municipality of Satigny consists of the sub-sections or villages of Satigny - Grands-Bois, Choully, Bourdigny, ZIMEYSA - Pré-Bouvier, ZIMEYSA - Moulières, Montfleury, Bois-de-Bay, Peney, La Boverie, Peissy, Satigny - village.DemographicsSatigny has a population of., 25.1% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 21.6%. It has changed at a rate of 21.6% due to migration and at a rate of 0.3% due to births and deaths.
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