|Canton :||Vaud (VD)|
|BFS no. :||5629|
|Postal code :||1127|
|Coordinates :||524 131 / 155492|
|Height :||525 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||493-584 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||1.02 km²|
|Residents:||190 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||186 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Clarmont is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .
Clarmont is 525 m above sea level. M. , 5.5 km northwest of the district capital Morges (air line). The farming village extends over a small leveled area on a slope inclined to the south west of the Morges valley , in a panoramic position around 130 m above the lake level of Lake Geneva .
The area of the municipality, which is just 1.0 km² in size, covers a section of the Vaud Central Plateau in the hinterland of Morges. The communal soil extends on the western slope of the Morges valley and extends in the north to the Bois des Crêts forest . Below En Lèvremont, a settlement belonging to Apples, is 580 m above sea level. M. reached the highest point of Clarmont. The eastern boundary is the Morges stream. In 1997, 9% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 12% for forests and woodlands and 79% for agriculture.
Clarmont 's neighboring communities are Apples , Reverolle , Vaux-sur-Morges and Echichens .
With 190 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Clarmont is one of the smallest municipalities in the canton of Vaud. 87.3% of the residents are French-speaking, 4.9% German-speaking and 2.1% Italian-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Clarmont was 145 in 1850 and 129 in 1900. After the population had decreased to 89 inhabitants by 1960, the population has increased again since then. The zoning plan adopted in 1976 severely restricts the construction of new houses.
Clarmont was a predominantly agricultural village until the second half of the 20th century . Even today, agriculture has an important role in the livelihood structure of the population in addition to some viticulture . Only a few jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. In the last few decades the village has developed more and more into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work mainly in Morges and Lausanne.
The community is very well developed in terms of traffic. It is on the main road from Aubonne to Cossonay . Clarmont is connected to the public transport network through the Postbus course, which runs from Morges to Apples .
The first written mention of the place took place in 1204 under the name Claromonte . The place name goes back to the Latin words clarus ( hell ) and mons ( mountain ). Since the Middle Ages , Clarmont has belonged to the lordship of Vufflens-le-Château. With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, the village came under the administration of the Kastlanei Vullierens in the Bailiwick of Morges . After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , Clarmont 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. Clarmont does not have its own church, it belongs to the Colombier parish .
- Official website of the municipality of Clarmont
- Community information
- François Béboux: Clarmont. 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 .