Niremont

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Niremont
Sommet Niremont.JPG
View from the summit of Niremont
Highest point
Elevation 1,514 m (4,967 ft)
Prominence 289 m (948 ft) [1]
Coordinates 46°32′54″N 6°57′24″E / 46.54833°N 6.95667°E / 46.54833; 6.95667Coordinates: 46°32′54″N 6°57′24″E / 46.54833°N 6.95667°E / 46.54833; 6.95667
Geography
Niremont is located in Switzerland
Niremont
Niremont
Location in Switzerland
Location Fribourg, Switzerland
Parent range Swiss Prealps

The Niremont (1,514 m) is a mountain of the Swiss Prealps, in the canton of Fribourg. Due to its rounded shape, it has 2 sub-summits : The Gros Niremont (1,481 m) and the Petit Niremont (1,493 m).

Toponymy[edit]

Its name means Noir Mont in French ("Black Mountain").[2]

Geography[edit]

Situation[edit]

The Noirmont stands between the Swiss plateau and the Swiss Alps. The city of Châtel-St-Denis and the A12 motorway are located on its western foot.

The panorama from its summit offers a nice view on the Moléson, the village of Les Paccots, the lake of Geneva and the Jura Mountains.

Hydrology[edit]

Several small tributaries on the west slopes feed the Trême river. On its south side lies the Veveyse de Châtel river, feeding the lake of Geneva.

Fauna and flora[edit]

The Niremont is covered with pine forests, wetlands and mires. A great proportion (402 hectares) is registered on the Inventory of Mire Landscapes of Particular Beauty and National Importance.[3]

Activities[edit]

The small ski resort of Rathvel lies on its eastern slopes. The Niremont is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and ski touring.

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic map (1:25,000). The key col is located near Ratvel at 1,225 metres.
  2. ^ "Noms de lieux de Suisse romande, Savoie et environs (in French)". OFEV. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Office Fédéral de l'Environnement, inventaire des sites marécageux (in French)". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.