The New International Encyclopædia/Ferney
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FERNEY, or FERNEY-VOLTAIRE, fắr'nắ' vōl'tắr'. A town in the Department of Ain, France, five miles northwest of Geneva (Map: France, M 5). It is noted as the residence from 1758 to 1778 of Voltaire. A bronze statue of the philosopher is one of the ornaments of the town, and the château that he built, containing numerous personal relics, is annually visited by a large number of tourists. Population, in 1901, 1269.