|Canton :||Vaud (VD)|
|BFS no. :||5622|
|Postal code :||1121|
|UN / LOCODE :||CH BBL|
|Coordinates :||529 351 / 155459|
|Height :||464 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||390-480 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||2.91 km²|
|Residents:||548 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||188 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Bremblens is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .
Bremblens is located at 464 m above sea level. M. , 4 km north-northeast of the district capital Morges (air line). The farming village extends on the edge of a plateau west of the Veno Valley, in the Waadtländer Mittelland , in a panoramic position around 100 m above lake level of Lake Geneva .
The area of the municipal area of 2.9 km² covers a section of the Vaud Central Plateau. The municipality floor extends from the hollow of the arena creek eastward over the plateau of Bremblens, on which 482 m above sea level. M. the highest point is reached, up to the course of the Venoge . In 1997, 12% of the municipal area was in settlements, 20% in forests and woodlands, 67% in agriculture and a little less than 1% was unproductive land.
A few individual farms belong to Bremblens. The neighboring communities of Bremblens are Bussigny , Echandens , Lonay , Echichens , Romanel-sur-Morges and Aclens .
With 548 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Bremblens is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 86.7% of the residents are French-speaking, 5.6% German-speaking and 1.9% English-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Bremblens was 187 in 1850 and 188 in 1900. Since 1960 (166 inhabitants) there has been a rapid increase in population with a doubling of the number of inhabitants within 30 years.
Until the middle of the 20th century, Bremblens was predominantly an agricultural village. Agriculture and viticulture (especially on the south-western slopes of the Bremblens plateau) are still very important today . Further jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. In the last few decades the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work mainly in Morges and Lausanne .
The community has good transport connections. It is slightly off the main road from Morges to Cossonay . The Postbus course, which runs from Morges to Cossonay, connects Bremblens to the public transport network.
The first written mention of the place took place in 1177 under the name Berblens , as early as 1211 the current name Bremblens appeared. The place name is probably derived from the Burgundian personal name Beribald . In the Middle Ages , the Lac de Joux ( L'Abbaye ) abbey owned rich estates in Bremblens. The village was bought by the Bishop of Lausanne in 1246, later it was part of the Aclens estate , which Morges bought in 1675.
With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Bremblens came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Morges . After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , the village belonged to the canton of Léman from 1798 to 1803 during the Helvetic Republic, which then became part of the canton of Vaud when the mediation constitution came into force . In 1798 it was assigned to the Morges district.
The origins of the Bremblens Church go back to around 1100. The current building, which is under monument protection, dates back to the 13th century; the bell tower was renewed in 1809. Some farmhouses in the town center date from the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Official website of the municipality of Bremblens (French)
- François Béboux: Brenles. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Aerial photography
- ↑ Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .