Place:Gex, Ain, France

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NameGex
TypeCommune
Coordinates46.333°N 6.05°E
Located inAin, France
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Gex is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

It lies from the Swiss border and from Geneva. It is a sous-préfecture of Ain.

History

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The town gave its name to the Pays de Gex, at various times under the jurisdiction of France, Switzerland and the Duchy of Savoy.

With the 1815 , (signed on 20 November) and the Treaty of Paris of the same date, Gex was placed in the Customs region of Switzerland and neutralised. The resolutions regarding the Pays de Gex were annulled by Art 435 of the Treaty of Versailles. In November 1923 France moved its customs office to Gex, and the matter was brought before the Permanent Court of International Justice (predecessor of the International Court of Justice), which decided in favour of Switzerland. A compromise was reached in 1932.

Historically, citizens spoke a dialect of the Franco-Provençal language.

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