District de la Broye
|• Total||173.88 km2 (67.14 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2014)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Broye District is one of the seven districts of the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, lying in the vicinity of Lake Neuchâtel. Its territory is non-contiguous and Broye is fragmented into four parts, three of which exist as exclaves from the canton of Fribourg. It has a population of 30,035 (as of 31 December 2014).
Broye consists of the following municipalities, of which Estavayer-le-Lac is the capital:
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Mergers and name changes
- On 1 January 1981 the former municipalities of La Vounaise and Montborget merged into the municipality of Murist.
- On 1 January 2000 the former municipalities of Montagny-la-Ville and Montagny-les-Monts merged to form the new municipality of Montagny (FR).
- On 1 January 2004 the former municipalities of Aumont, Frasses, Granges-de-Vesin and Montet (Broye) merged to form the new municipality of Les Montets. On 1 January 2004 the former municipalities of Mannens-Grandsivaz and Chapelle (Broye) merged into the municipality of Cheiry.
- On 1 January 2005 the former municipalities of Delley and Portalban merged to form the new municipality of Delley-Portalban. On 1 January 2005 the former municipalities of Vesin and Praratoud merged into the municipality of Surpierre.
- On 1 January 2006 the former municipalities of Autavaux, Forel (FR) and Montbrelloz merged to form the new municipality of Vernay. On 1 January 2006 the former municipalities of Bollion and Seiry merged into the municipality of Lully.
- On 1 January 2012 the municipality of Font merged into the municipality of Estavayer-le-Lac.
- On 1 January 2016 the municipalities of Domdidier, Dompierre, Léchelles and Russy merged into the new municipality Belmont-Broye.
Coat of arms
Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks French (18,694 or 87.7%) as their first language, German is the second most common (1,341 or 6.3%) and Portuguese is the third (318 or 1.5%). There are 177 people who speak Italian and 6 people who speak Romansh.
As of 2008[update], the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. The population was made up of 10,860 Swiss men (41.9% of the population) and 2,011 (7.8%) non-Swiss men. There were 11,178 Swiss women (43.1%) and 1,892 (7.3%) non-Swiss women.
Of the population in the district, 7,750 or about 36.4% were born in Broye and lived there in 2000. There were 5,240 or 24.6% who were born in the same canton, while 4,922 or 23.1% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 2,717 or 12.8% were born outside of Switzerland.
The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Broye is; 2,953 children or 13.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 2,813 teenagers or 13.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 2,528 people or 11.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 3,555 people or 16.7% are between 30 and 39, 3,023 people or 14.2% are between 40 and 49, and 2,669 people or 12.5% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 1,669 people or 7.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 1,325 people or 6.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 670 people or 3.1% who are between 80 and 89, and there are 104 people or 0.5% who are 90 and older.
The historical population is given in the following chart:
From the 2000 census[update], 14,847 or 69.7% were Roman Catholic, while 2,990 or 14.0% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 102 members of an Orthodox church (or about 0.48% of the population), there were 33 individuals (or about 0.15% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church, and there were 580 individuals (or about 2.72% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 12 individuals (or about 0.06% of the population) who were Jewish, and 649 (or about 3.05% of the population) who were Islamic. There were 21 individuals who were Buddhist, 6 individuals who were Hindu and 16 individuals who belonged to another church. 1,520 (or about 7.13% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 809 individuals (or about 3.80% of the population) did not answer the question.
In Broye about 7,183 or (33.7%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 1,932 or (9.1%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 1,932 who completed tertiary schooling, 61.2% were Swiss men, 25.6% were Swiss women, 6.2% were non-Swiss men and 7.0% were non-Swiss women.
The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school. This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude. Following the lower Secondary students may attend a three or four year optional upper Secondary school. The upper Secondary school is divided into gymnasium (university preparatory) and vocational programs. After they finish the upper Secondary program, students may choose to attend a Tertiary school or continue their apprenticeship. During the 2010-11 school year, there were a total of 3,841 students attending 204 classes in District de la Broye. A total of 4,464 students from the district attended any school, either in the district or outside of it. There were 31 kindergarten classes with a total of 578 students in the district. There were 106 primary classes with a total of 2,067 students. There were 52 lower secondary classes with a total of 1,090 students. There were 2 upper Secondary classes, with 33 upper Secondary students. There were 13 special Tertiary classes, with 73 specialized Tertiary students.
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- Chart of the education system in Canton Fribourg (German)