Crans-près-Céligny is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. HistoryCrans-près-Céligny is first mentioned in 1008 as Cranos. GeographyCrans-près-Céligny has an area, of 4.3km². Of this area, 2.46km² or 56.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.63km² or 14.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.16km² or 26.9% is settled (buildings or roads) , 0.02km² or 0.5% is either rivers or lakes. Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 19.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 6.0%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.4%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 48.4% is used for growing crops and 3.9% is pastures, while 4.6% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the water in the municipality, 0.2% is in lakes and 0.2% is in rivers and streams. The municipality was part of the Nyon District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Crans-près-Céligny became part of the new district of Nyon. The municipality is located west of Nyon across Lake Geneva. It is located near Céligny, a municipality in Geneva. Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules, a Church Cross Argent.