Saint- Genis- Pouilly is a commune with 9186 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Ain.


The small town is situated on the border with Switzerland, only ten kilometers from the center of Geneva. Immediately west of Saint- Genis- Pouilly rises with the Cret de la Neige is the highest peak of the Jura.

Neighboring municipalities of Saint- Genis- Pouilly Chevry in the northeast, Ferney -Moens in the east, Satigny ( Switzerland ) in the south, Thoiry in the southwest, west and Sergy in Crozet in the northwest.


Formerly called the community - Pouilly Saint -Genis (or Saint- Genix ). Only in 1887 was the now valid place name has been set. The name Pouilly comes from the Latin " Appolliacum "; probably stood here in Roman times, a temple in honor of Apollo. Over the centuries, Saint- Genis was larger and more important, it was a mail relay, but only with the construction of CERN mid-1960s began the upswing for flowering small town.


With 9186 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Saint- Genis- Pouilly is the seventh largest municipality in the department of Ain. The population has increased by 39.4 % between 1999 and 2010.