Vully-les-Lacs

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Vully-les-Lacs
Flag on Vully-les-Lacs
Flag on Vully-les-Lacs
Coat of arms of Vully-les-Lacs
Coat of arms
Vully-les-Lacs is located in Switzerland
Vully-les-Lacs
Vully-les-Lacs
Coordinates: 46°55′N 07°01′E / 46.917°N 7.017°E / 46.917; 7.017Coordinates: 46°55′N 07°01′E / 46.917°N 7.017°E / 46.917; 7.017
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Broye-Vully
Government
 • Mayor Syndic
Area
 • Total 24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec 2013[1])
 • Total 2,655
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
SFOS number 5464
Surrounded by Cudrefin, Montmagny
Website http://www.vully-les-lacs.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Vully-les-Lacs is a municipality in the district of Broye-Vully in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

The municipalities of Bellerive, Chabrey, Constantine, Montmagny, Mur (VD), Vallamand and Villars-le-Grand merged on 1 July 2011 into the new municipality of Vully-les-Lacs.[2]

History[edit]

Bellerive is first mentioned in 1228 as Balariva.[3] Chabrey is first mentioned in 1343 as Charbrey.[4] Constantine is first mentioned in 1228 as Costantina.[5] Montmagny is first mentioned in the 13th Century as Manniaco. In 1458 it was mentioned as Montmagniel.[6] Mur is first mentioned in 1396 as Murs.[7] Vallamand is first mentioned in 1246 as Ualamant.[8] Villars-le-Grand is first mentioned in 1246 as Uilar.[9]

Geography[edit]

Vully-les-Lacs has an area, as of 2009, of 24.35 square kilometers (9.40 sq mi). Of this area, 15.88 km2 (6.13 sq mi) or 65.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi) or 20.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi) or 11.0% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi) or 1.1% is either rivers or lakes and 0.55 km2 (0.21 sq mi) or 2.3% is unproductive land.[10]

Historic Population[edit]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[3][4][5][6][7][8][11]

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Guévaux Castle

Guévaux Castle is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

The prehistoric settlement at Chenevières de Guévaux I in Mur is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[12]

The entire hamlets of Cotterd and Vallamand-Dessous (formerly in Bellerive) are designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  2. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 February 2011
  3. ^ a b Bellerive in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Chabrey in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ a b Constantine in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  6. ^ a b Montmagny in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  7. ^ a b Mur in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  8. ^ a b Vallamand in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  9. ^ Villars-le-Grand in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  10. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  11. ^ Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 (German) accessed 29 January 2011
  12. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Site - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  13. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.