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Coat of arms of Corminboeuf
Coat of arms
Corminboeuf is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°48′N 7°6′E / 46.800°N 7.100°E / 46.800; 7.100Coordinates: 46°48′N 7°6′E / 46.800°N 7.100°E / 46.800; 7.100
Country Switzerland
Canton Fribourg
District Sarine
 • Mayor Syndic
 • Total 5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Elevation 633 m (2,077 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 2,239
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal code 1720
SFOS number 2183
Surrounded by Avry, Belfaux, Chésopelloz, Givisiez, Matran, Villars-sur-Glâne
Twin towns Fussy (France)
SFSO statistics

Corminboeuf (Arpitan: About this sound Korminbà [3]) is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.


Corminboeuf is first mentioned in 1142 as Cormenbo. In the 15th and 16th centuries it was known as Sankt Görg or St Georg.[4]


Corminboeuf has an area, as of 2009, of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 2.91 km2 (1.12 sq mi) or 51.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi) or 33.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi) or 14.9% is settled (buildings or roads).[5]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.1% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 9.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.8%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 41.3% is used for growing crops and 10.1% is pastures.[5]

The municipality is located in the Sarine district.

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, St. George armoured Argent cloaked Gules and haired Sable riding a horse of the last harnessed of the third killing a Dragon (wyvern) Vert with a spear of the field.[6]


Corminboeuf has a population (as of December 2014) of 2,239.[2] As of 2008, 8.8% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[7] Over the last 10 years (2000–2010) the population has changed at a rate of 31.7%. Migration accounted for 24.7%, while births and deaths accounted for 7.3%.[8]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (1,439 or 88.8%) as their first language, German is the second most common (130 or 8.0%) and Italian is the third (14 or 0.9%).[9]

As of 2008, the population was 50.6% male and 49.4% female. The population was made up of 964 Swiss men (45.4% of the population) and 110 (5.2%) non-Swiss men. There were 967 Swiss women (45.6%) and 81 (3.8%) non-Swiss women.[10] Of the population in the municipality, 389 or about 24.0% were born in Corminboeuf and lived there in 2000. There were 758 or 46.8% who were born in the same canton, while 269 or 16.6% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 174 or 10.7% were born outside of Switzerland.[9]

As of 2000, children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 8.5%.[8]

As of 2000, there were 710 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 805 married individuals, 46 widows or widowers and 60 individuals who are divorced.[9]

As of 2000, there were 584 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.8 persons per household.[8] There were 111 households that consist of only one person and 60 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 561 apartments (95.7% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 17 apartments (2.9%) were seasonally occupied and 8 apartments (1.4%) were empty.[11] As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 1.9 new units per 1000 residents.[8] The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0.25%.[8]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[4][12]

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Grenier De La Ferme De Schaller
Parc «Bois Murat»

The Grenier De La Ferme De Schaller at Route Du Centre 4A and Parc «Bois Murat» are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance.[13]

Twin Town[edit]

Corminboeuf is twinned with the town of Fussy, France.[14]


In the 2011 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 30.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (29.0%), the SVP (13.9%) and the FDP (9.1%).[15]

The SPS received about the same percentage of the vote as they did in the 2007 Federal election (32.7% in 2007 vs 30.7% in 2011). The CVP retained about the same popularity (25.1% in 2007), the SVP retained about the same popularity (14.7% in 2007) and the FDP retained about the same popularity (11.3% in 2007). A total of 830 votes were cast in this election, of which 11 or 1.3% were invalid.[16]


As of 2010, Corminboeuf had an unemployment rate of 2.4%. As of 2008, there were 25 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 6 businesses involved in this sector. 70 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 15 businesses in this sector. 445 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 57 businesses in this sector.[8] There were 865 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 45.4% of the workforce.

In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 473. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 23, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 65 of which 14 or (21.5%) were in manufacturing and 51 (78.5%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 385. In the tertiary sector; 206 or 53.5% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 101 or 26.2% were in the movement and storage of goods, 10 or 2.6% were in a hotel or restaurant, 4 or 1.0% were in the information industry, 2 or 0.5% were the insurance or financial industry, 12 or 3.1% were technical professionals or scientists, 15 or 3.9% were in education and 6 or 1.6% were in health care.[17]

In 2000, there were 237 workers who commuted into the municipality and 724 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 3.1 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering.[18] Of the working population, 11.8% used public transportation to get to work, and 71.7% used a private car.[8]


From the 2000 census, 1,318 or 81.3% were Roman Catholic, while 139 or 8.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 4 members of an Orthodox church (or about 0.25% of the population), and there were 10 individuals (or about 0.62% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There was 1 individual who was Jewish, and 17 (or about 1.05% of the population) who were Islamic. There was 1 person who was Buddhist and 1 individual who belonged to another church. 96 (or about 5.92% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 39 individuals (or about 2.41% of the population) did not answer the question.[9]


In Corminboeuf about 579 or (35.7%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 320 or (19.7%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 320 who completed tertiary schooling, 62.8% were Swiss men, 29.7% were Swiss women, 4.4% were non-Swiss men and 3.1% were non-Swiss women.[9]

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.[19]

During the 2010-11 school year, there were a total of 227 students attending 12 classes in Corminboeuf. A total of 435 students from the municipality attended any school, either in the municipality or outside of it. There were 3 kindergarten classes with a total of 48 students in the municipality. The municipality had 9 primary classes and 179 students. During the same year, there were no lower secondary classes in the municipality, but 77 students attended lower secondary school in a neighboring municipality. There were no upper Secondary classes or vocational classes, but there were 75 upper Secondary students and 46 upper Secondary vocational students who attended classes in another municipality. The municipality had no non-university Tertiary classes, but there were 5 non-university Tertiary students and 3 specialized Tertiary students who attended classes in another municipality.[10]

As of 2000, there were 23 students in Corminboeuf who came from another municipality, while 185 residents attended schools outside the municipality.[18]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 September 2015
  3. ^ Dictionnaire-Dikchenéro: Français-Patois/Patê-Franché. Société cantonale des patoisans fribourgeois. Fribourg: 2013. p. 120
  4. ^ a b Corminboeuf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  6. ^ Flags of the accessed 1 December 2011
  7. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 (German) accessed 19 June 2010
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 1 December 2011
  9. ^ a b c d e STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 (German) accessed 2 February 2011
  10. ^ a b Canton of Fribourg Statistics (German) accessed 3 November 2011
  11. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB - Datenwürfel für Thema 09.2 - Gebäude und Wohnungen (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  12. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 (German) accessed 29 January 2011
  13. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  14. ^ Conseil des Communes et Regions d'Europe (French) accessed 27 April 2011
  15. ^ Canton of Fribourg National Council Election of 23 October 2011 Statistics (German) (French) accessed 3 November 2011
  16. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton (German) accessed 28 May 2010
  17. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  18. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Statweb (German) accessed 24 June 2010
  19. ^ Chart of the education system in Canton Fribourg (German)

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